Is the swine flu becoming another political issue?
I am sure most of you saw the news how the government has decided not to call it the "swine flu" any longer.
Why are they doing that?
Because the pig farmers didn't like that name.
They thought it would hurt their business.
Then there was the whole episode today where Joe Biden said that he would discourage family members from flying or from even taking the subway.
It was an instance where old Joe was honest and got "off message" a bit.
Well, the travel industry didn't like that one bit, and the administration quickly corrected him.
Now they are claiming that Biden didn't mean any of that after all.
The reality is that we are facing a potentially dangerous pandemic, and people are playing politics.