Tuesday, October 19, 2004

it's a Leslie trifecta!

One more Blitzer moment. Interviewing Ken Mehlman about a multitude of topics, the subject of embryonic stem-cell research came up, due to Schwarzenegger's support of it, and the same old Republican talking point came up:

"As you know, Wolf, George Bush is the first president in history to provide government funds for stem-cell research."

Duh. That's like saying FDR was the first president to provide government funds for nuclear weapon development. Stem-cell research didn't really exist before a few years ago. No other president had encountered the issue.

Later in the day, on another topic, Leslie Blitzer was quick to point out Bush was the first president to do fund stem-cell research. He knew the facts. Which brings us to our next post...


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