Wednesday, June 09, 2004

It's so important to the Bushes to kowtow to the religious right that they can't even wait until the body's in the grave to slap Nancy Reagan's face:

 Ronald Reagan's death from complications of Alzheimer's disease has not changed President Bush's stand against using embryos for stem cell research, Laura Bush said Wednesday....

"We have to be really careful between what we want to do for science and what we should do ethically and the stem cell issue is certainly one of those issues that we need to treat very carefully," Mrs. Bush said on "The Early Show" on CBS.

On ABC's "Good Morning America," Mrs. Bush referred to alternatives to "abusing embryos" in research. "There are stem cell embryos ready that people can use for research, but it's a very delicate line," she said....


After this, any Democrat who allows him- or herself to be browbeaten by Republicans on some issue important to one of the Reagans is a spineless wimp. If it's OK for Republicans to stand in the laboratory door, it's OK for Democrats to reject on principle any other tribute.

No comments: