Unhealthy? Then Shut Up About Health Reform: Maher

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
Unhealthy? Then Shut Up About Health Reform: Maher
Demonstrators protest on Capitol Hill last weekend.   (AP Photo)

Fat? Out of shape? Otherwise unhealthy? Then shut your trap about health-care reform until you do something about your own well-being, comedian Bill Maher writes for the Huffington Post. “Unlike most liberals, I’m glad all those teabaggers marched on Washington last week,” he snickers. “Because judging from the photos, it’s the first exercise they’ve gotten in years.”

“It was fun to watch the teabaggers complain how the media underestimated the size of their march, ‘How can you say there were only 60,000 of us? We filled the entire mall!’” Maher seethes. “Yes, because you’re fat. One whale fills the tank at Sea World, that doesn’t make it a crowd.” Not that President Obama is exactly going in the right direction: “Obama has identified all the problems with the health care system, but there’s one tiny issue he refuses to tackle, and that’s our actual health.”
(More Bill Maher stories.)

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