Ramblings from the Desert

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Frist, Tumbling Tumbleweed

So Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist now supports some stem cell research. Hmmm. Does this mean he's looked into the eyes of a diabetic child and realized just what is at stake? That that child's life does indeed trump the existence of a blob of cells in a petri dish?

"It's not just a matter of faith, it's a matter of science," Frist, R-Tenn., said on the floor of the Senate.


Or is he hoping the political gusts will take him to the presidency?

A likely presidential candidate in 2008, Frist has been courting religious conservatives who helped make Bush a twice-elected president and generally consider embryonic stem cell research a moral equivalent to abortion. But the announcement, coming just a month after Frist said he did not support expanded financing "at this juncture," could help him with centrist voters.


P.K.

 

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