Thursday, May 18, 2006

First Ladies Fight Back

With Nancy Reagan's blessing and in defiance of President Bush's veto threat, Senate Republican leaders are making plans for a vote this summer on a bill to restore federal funding of embryonic stem cell research.

Too little too late, guys. November is coming and the republican party's days are numbered. You want to impress me? Impeach the criminal in the white house!

Supporters contend government funding of the budding science could someday cure diseases suffered by millions of people. Opponents argue that harvesting such stem cells amounts to abortion because an embryo is destroyed in the process.

Bush's veto threat stands, according to White House spokesman Ken Lisaius. Neither chamber of Congress has demonstrated the two-thirds support required to overcome a veto.

"The president's embryonic stem cell policy serves both science and ethics," Lisaius said.

Oh...I thought it serves Bush's insane desire to kiss the ass of the religious right.

Many of history's First Ladies of the past have supported funding causes which affected their presidential hubbies:

Eleanor Roosevelt - polio
Anne Lincoln - color blindness
Martha Washington - dental hygiene
Hillary Clinton - sex addiction
Betty Ford - cerebral palsy
Laura Bush - mental retardation

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