"We can all grow and learn in our lives and I've learned all kinds of people can get AIDS, even children. ... I'm not asking you to send money. I'm asking for something more important. Your understanding. Maybe it's time we all learned something new."

While it's tough for many to "forgive" the politicians on both sides of the aisle who did little to curb the early spread of AIDS, it takes a big man to admit he's wrong and to try to help once he's realized that. I'm happy that both men saw fit to do so.

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