Saturday, September 13, 2008

Where Does McCain-Palin Stand On Stem Cell Research?

Some candidates--Democratic ones, of course--would get labeled a flip-flopper if they pulled stuff like this:
McCain Runs Pro-Stem Cell Ad, While Campaign Website Criticizes Research Involving ‘Human Embryos’

In a new radio ad out today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) dubs himself and Gov. Sarah Palin as the “original mavericks, stating that a McCain-Palin administration would enthusiastically support stem cell research. [...] On his website, however, McCain says he will “strongly support” scientific studies that do “not involve the use of human embryos“ ....


In a 2006 gubernatorial debate, Gov. Palin said, “no, stem-cell research would ultimately end in destruction of life. I couldn’t support (it).’” The 2008 GOP platform included language calling for a ban on “all embryonic stem-cell research, public or private.” It seems that the “original mavericks” are using a tried right-wing tactic of disguising their opposition to embryonic research with rhetorical tricks.

Looks like the original pander-bear is saying whatever he thinks will get him the most votes. How ... mavericky!