Thursday, June 21, 2007

As I was saying...

The Rascal made the point yesterday that it's hypocritical of President Bush to oppose federal funding of embyronic stem-cell research on moral grounds while he doesn't advocate an outright ban of the practice.

Steve Benen over at Crooks and Liars pursues that same point, noting that White House spokesman Tony Snow even brags that the very existence of privately-funded stem-cell research is "because George W. Bush made it possible."

In other words, the administration is proud that the president has spurred private funding of what he considers murder.

Is this double-speak or what?

1 comment:

Will Pfeifer said...

Of course it's doublespeak. Not only is Bush a hypocrite, but his fairy-tale beliefs are slowing down actual research. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Everyone who refuses to back stem-cell research should sign a pact that they'll refuse to benefit from any medical advances resulting from it. Let the lord cure their diseases and leave science to the rest of us.