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12/29/2004

Pfizer Calls Bush and Then Raises Him

President Bush has said the United States will send $35 million to aid Tsunami victims (about the same amount he plans to spend on his inauguration festivities next month). Now drug company Pfizer has matched that pledge, "Pfizer Inc., the world's biggest drugmaker, is donating $35 million to victims of the weekend's earthquake and tsunami's in Asia, matching the aid the U.S. government has said it will provide. The company said in a statement today it will provide $10 million in cash to relief groups and $25 million more in products, including its Zithromax, Zyvox and Diflucan anti-infectives.

In addition to that Pfizer will also "match U.S. employee contributions to non-profit groups assisting in the relief effort and employees are available to assist relief workers."

I bet Bush might have a couple of armored divisions lying around that he would be willing to send over to see if we can put democracy on the march over there as well. He might even be able to scare up...oh...say $80 billion for something like that.

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