Wednesday, October 13, 2004

As I Predicted...

On Monday I predicted George Bush would be blamed for the paralysis of Christopher Reeves because the President has taken a principled stand against broad federal funding for stem-cell research. Well, lo and behold...
Why is it important that we not just eulogize this brave man and the nine years of his life where he showed such courage? Because the issue that he was fighting for is an issue we will all get to vote for on November 2nd. Christopher Reeve and many like him understand that embryonic stem cell research gives them hope. Why is this important in this election? Because this administration, the Bush administration, has taken the position that the federal government must close the door to embryonic stem cell research and only limit it to just a handful of these stem cell lines that were existing on August 2001 when President Bush announced that he had in his own mind reached a compromise on this issue. (Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill)

As if that weren't the worst case of pandering one could be witness to we have the Democratic candidate for VP coming out like a bad impression of tent revivalist:
Christopher Reeve just passed away, and America just lost a great champion for this cause, somebody who was a powerful voice for the need to do stem cell research and change the lives of people like him, who have gone through a tragedy. Well, if we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again. (Sen. John Edwards D-SC)

What's a another word for debased and repugnant?


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