Thursday, May 26, 2005

How’s That Again? Dept.

Via Slate comes a nice side-by-side comparison of Bush’s stance on the death penalty versus his stance on stem-cell research. Here’s the capper:

  • “I happen to believe that the death penalty, when properly applied, saves lives of others. And so I’m comfortable with my beliefs that there’s no contradiction between the two.” – April 14, 2005
  • “The use of federal money, taxpayers’ money to promote science which destroys life in order to save life is—I’m against that. And therefore, if the bill does that, I will veto it.” – May 20, 2005
  • So, let me see if I have this straight — Bush says that killing people saves lives, but using a piece of subatomic goo that could lead to cures for diseases like Parkinsons and Alzheimers and save millions of lives is murder.

    Okay, I give up.