Major Dad 1984

Cursed By A Classical Education

Let's just say that I intend to use this blog to blow off some steam that I might be feeling with the International/National media, my work situation, or maybe even to tee off on the family in a humorous way of course!

10/12/2004

And Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse...

Borrowed from the DrudgeReport:

'We will stop juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases... When John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.' Edwards made the unprecedented campaign promises during 30-minute speech at Newton High School gym in Newton, Iowa...

Just how dumb do these guys think that the average American is?

Personally, I am undecided about using "artificially created embryos" to harvest embryotic stem cells for research purposes, but to make such obviously unsubtantiated claims for political gains, so soon after Christopher Reeve's passing is beyond the pale.

Note that I said "research" in the above passage. While it does make sense that there might be some medical utility in treating some of the maladies that John Edwards included in his claims, but there's nothing yet proven...let alone into any kind of trials that would lead even the most optimistic person alive to believe that a Kerry administration's support could lead to such "faith healing" claims made by the senior senator (with a whopping five years experience) from North Carolina.

The Kerry Campaign owes the American people an explanation of these comments and a public apology to the Reeve family for making his comments in such poor taste at a time of grief.

The MajorFamily extends their condolences to the entire Reeve family at this time of loss. Christopher truly was a Super-Man.

Sadly from the high ground.

MajorDad1984

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2 Comments:

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Tim said...

After getting my suspiciously glossy Yes on 71 phamplet I spent the night learning about this stuff. This whole issue is really not about stem cell research, it is about whether or not the mass of cells we call an embryo is person. Embryo adoption tipped the scales for me.

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At 11:22 AM, Blogger DagneyT said...

It is another measure of their desparation...right in line with the despicable outing of Cheney's daughter to "scare" right wing religious zealots away from the voting booth! Or so they believe, in their tiny minds.

 

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