Wednesday, June 20, 2007

So who says that Bush doesn't have a sense of irony?

In the speech that he gave regarding his veto of the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act, he use the word "ethical" or one of its variations 13 times.

Now if only he would take the same concern for 'ethical' behavior and apply it to the way the he and the White House operates.

And that's not even discussing his rhetorical reverence for the 'sanctity of human life'; the current toll of more than 3500 dead U.S. servicemembers and tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians in Bush's continuing war give lie to that 'reverence.'

BTW - CD5's Congressman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) responded to the veto at a press conference today.

From a press release -

"I believe the best way we can honor life is by investing in science and ethical research.

Congress rarely gets an opportunity to offer hope to the millions of Americans who suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's and Huntington's Disease.

A growing majority of the American people, including my constituents in Arizona 's Fifth Congressional District - believe this is an investment we should make.

They support this research because they understand that we have a moral obligation to invest in embryonic stem cell research because it provides the best hope for a cure for these diseases and many others.

They were proud when Congress passed this legislation, and I know they are disappointed by today's veto." said Mitchell.


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