Carol Platt Liebau: Totally Unforgivable

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Totally Unforgivable

Today, during the roundtable on Fox News Sunday, it was reported that Bill Frist had done something totally unforgivable in the course of changing his position on stem cell research. No, it wasn't necessarily the position change itself -- certainly, on such a difficult and delicate matter, every senator and congressman must vote his/her conscience.

The problem? Frist reported his switch to The New York Times before he even bothered to contact the President.

He got this story out of it. Hope it was enough for all the respect he's lost. The way he maneuvered this one justifies anyone in wondering whether, in returning to his original stance on the matter, Frist was doing it all for the press.

If so, perhaps he's forgotten that the press already has a Republican horse in the 2008 race . . . by the name of John McCain.

1 Comments:

Blogger cookie jill said...

I applaud Mr. Frist's support of stem cell research. As a physician, he knows what science breakthroughs can mean. However, I wonder how much he, via his investments in hospitals, stand to make in research funding. I think that is where his true values lay...money.

McCain will not run for the Presidency in 2008. After what BushCo did to his good name in South Carolina and blocking his co-sponsored bill, with Lindsay Graham, I believe, of ending the torture occuring in Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, etc. I don't think he wants any part of the nationwide slime machine. Cindy, also slimed in the last campaign, recently had a stroke so I think between the two of their health problems, he won't run.

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