Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Holy Shit

Ronald Reagan's kid is harder on Bush than the SCLM.

He even hits the Good Doctor Frist where it hurts:
"Reagan says his family feels particularly alienated from the Republican Party over its opposition to embryonic stem cell research, which could have significant benefit for Alzheimer patients like his father. "Now ignorance is one thing, ignorance can be cured. But many of the Republican leaders opposing this research know better, people like [Senate Majority Leader] Bill Frist, who's a doctor, for God's sake. People like him are blocking it to pander to the 20 percent of their base who are mouth-breathers. And that's unconscionable -- there are lives at stake here. Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics."
I'm not sure whether I should laugh or cry.

Update: Jim E. points out that Ronald Jr. has always been a liberal. While this is true, I think that it's significant that such harsh words are being thrown at the people who lay claim to the mantle of Reagan by Reagan's son. Beyond that, RR Jr. raises an issue I have always thought should be given a higher profile: the fact that so many Reagan-worshippers are opposed to stem-cell research, the very research that could one day provide a cure for the disease that has afflicted their hero.

I just don't get that.

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