As expected, George "Keg Master" Bush used his first veto, to stop embryonic stem cell research in its tracks.
"This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others," Bush said. "It crosses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect. So I vetoed it.""Crossed a moral boundary?" Like... oh.. torture? And a pre-emptive war against a country that posed no threat?
To conclude his political stunt, Bush took the stage with children who had been born from "adopted" frozen embryos.
"These boys and girls are not spare parts," Bush said. "They remind us of what is lost when embryos are destroyed in the name of research. They remind us that we all begin our lives as a small collection of cells."
Ok. Except now, instead of being destroyed in the name of research, these embryos will be destroyed in the name of clearing space at the local fertility clinic. They'll go into the trash instead of towards helping people. Very few frozen embryos left over from fertility treatments are "adopted" the way the kids Bush appeared with were. These embryos aren't becoming children. They're becoming medical waste.
All Bush's veto did was send embryos to the trash can instead of to research.
That's ok in Bush's book?