STEM CELLS….President Bush demonstrates his famous plainspoken resolve on the issue of stem cell research:

The Bush administration, stung by evidence that many voters favored less restrictive policies, said the president’s fundamental position had not changed. But it sought to recast Bush’s image on the highly charged issue by portraying him as a champion of stem cell research, as well as of moral limits on scientific inquiry.

….Bush is trying to attract undecided voters who, polls show, are increasingly supportive of research that advocates say could offer cures for spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Poll data suggest public support for stem cell research cuts across party lines.

A “champion of stem cell research”? Nope, there are no fine-tuned, poll-driven, carefully straddled positions in this White House, are there?

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