I think everyone is missing the point about the "Stem Cell Debate", in that the government isn't AGAINST the research, only the using of tax money for the research, and I for one, agree.
There are no restrictions against the research using private funds, and frankly, if the research showed any promise, there would be ample private money to fund it, but the present brouhaha is simply a furthering of the health care industry getting its 'tater hooks into the tax coffers, which is a thing that needed stopping long ago.
There are a large number of people who know "where the do-nuts are" and are very quick to jump on ANY excuse to bleed the taxpayers for any reason.
I can't understand why the politicians (Bush, et al) don't say, "I fully support the private funding of Stem Cell Research, and fervently hope in its success ! !"
And as far as Frist taking his position, well DUH, he's a doctor, so what else is new ?
I will quickly count myself as one who opposes his political activities in this area, and others as well, and disputes his statement, that he "is a Tennesseean and knows what Tennesseans want", like, oh yeah, Princeton and Harvard Medical, why sure, he's just another typical Tennesseean, yaknowwhaddamean ? ?
Why is there not a barfing emoticon ? ?