George Bush finally finds something he can veto.
It’s called “science”:
In an emotional session marked by tales of death and hope, the Senate debated on Monday whether the government should pay for new embryonic stem cell research, pushing a measure to do it toward passage and President Bush’s first veto.
“He would veto the bill,” the White House declared in a written statement, underlining the words for emphasis.
Though several Republican Senate leaders support the measure, many GOP lawmakers oppose it, as do conservative voters in a midterm election year.
“The bill would compel all American taxpayers to pay for research that relies on the intentional destruction of human embryos for the derivation of stem cells, overturning the president’s policy that funds research without promoting such ongoing destruction,” the White House said.
Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., appeared with three children adopted from in vitro fertilization clinics in an effort to put faces on the argument that frozen embryos could have a future other than being subjects of stem cell research.
“It is immoral to destroy the youngest of human lives for research purposes,” Brownback said. “It is an age-old human debate, whether you allow the stronger to take advantage of the weaker. We have already regretted doing it in the past; we will regret this, too.”
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t think that Sam Brownback would tear the living heart out of Dakota Fanning and eat it raw on live TV if he thought it would allow him to live just…one…more…year?
Yeah. That’s what I thought.