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Lance Armstrong Veers Left

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Lance Armstrong’s future as a politician (Texas governor? President?) is the talk of the town, and Armstrong has told Time magazine that he hasn’t ruled out the possibility now that his cycling career is over. Luckily, as this quote from yesterday’s USA Today suggests, Armstrong has his priorities in order:

“Funding [for cancer research] is tough to come by these days,” he says. “The biggest downside to a war in Iraq is what you could do with that money. What does a war in Iraq cost a week? A billion? Maybe a billion a day? The budget for the National Cancer Institute is four billion. That has to change. It needs to become a priority again.

“Polls say people are much more afraid of cancer than of a plane flying into their house or a bomb or any other form of terrorism. It is a priority for the American public.”

(via LeftI)