Drudge is reporting Karl Rove as saying
that President Bush would use his first ever veto to abort (if you will)
legislation to expand federal funding for stem-cell research.
nearly six years in office, Bush has steadfastly refused to reign in a Congress
intent on draining the public coffers with a profligacy truly unbefitting the
name “conservative”, unless, of course, that term has ceased to represent an
economic philosophy and is now simply code for draconian theological social
If Bush chooses to forgo his Savin’ It membership to go all
the way to stop stem-cell research, there can be little doubt as to the
definition of conservatism he’s laboring under. Not to mention that hampering
promising research to cure Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, paralysis and a host of
other cruel afflictions to placate his base of faithful flat-earthers defies any
definition of “compassionate” I’ve ever seen.