Hits & Misses – 2009/5/27

George Will on why voters did the right thing in California. Governor Schwarzenegger's "governance-by-attention-deficit-disorder has involved flitting from one trendy irrelevance (e.g. stem cell research) to another (e.g. cooling the planet) while the state has sagged."

The UN reverses course on DDT, only three years after endorsing its widespread use. "The result is a victory for politics over public health and millions of the world's poor will suffer as a result."

New CDC Director will be Thomas Frieden, the Nanny (anti trans fats, anti salt, and anti soda) health commissioner from New York City. "Let's hope he spends at least some of his time considering flu pandemics and bio-terrorism."

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  1. Tom H. says:

    The Terminator has been a big disappointment.

  2. Juan O. says:

    I’ll bet Governor Schwarzenegger would like to get back the $3 billion he spent on stem cell research.

  3. Vicki says:

    Sorry to see the UN reverse course on DDT. After so much good was done and so many lives saved.

  4. Charlie says:

    Gratzer on Frieden:
    “Frieden favors small, paternalistic measures, and for cash-strapped cities like New York, such measures seem like an inexpensive way to fight the war on obesity. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that they work.”

    No thanks.