And this guy is held up as conservative!!
Notice he also said that he wouldn’t second guess Walker (a sure defeat for his Senatorial aspirations) but that he probably would have made a different decision.
At one time I lived in Texas. Texas politicians are noted for their colorful language. A lady Alderperson that I knew used to talk about some of the men she served with as having “cratch rot” from sitting on the fence. Methinks that it is a wonder that Tommy hasn’t fallen to “crotch rot” yet. He wants to be on all sides of all questions.
Of couse I would never say that...;^)
Yet Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who decertified state unions and is pushing right to work legislation through the legislature, is accused of being a rino.
He had not changed his position on stem cell research over the years. "It is not so much a change in position . . . it's an evolution in stem cells," Thompson said.
He said he had been very active, while serving as President George W. Bush's secretary of Health and Human Services, in recommending to Bush that he approve limited funding for embryonic stem-cell research based on embryonic stem cells that had already been destroyed. But he said he had been in favor of a policy in which embryonic stem cells in the future not be destroyed.
Years later, Thompson said, science has found ways to use adult stems cells instead of embryonic stem cells in research, making the ethical question, in his mind, moot.
No, Tommy. it is NOT a moot question. There has never been an advance in medicine credited to the use of embryonic stem cells which require the DEATH of the embryo (a person). There have been many medical advances credited to the use of adult stem cells, or to the use of umbilical cord stem cells. Adult and cord stem cells do not depend on the death of anybody. Big difference.
Maybe your insistance on pushing embryonic stem cell research (UW based) is the reason that George W. Bush cut you loose after one term in office. And your closing speech as HHS secretary sealed your fate. The very idea that you would castigate the government in a public speech for "not doing more to secure our food supply from terrorists because it would be so easy for them to [compromise] it". Really, Tommy. Did you think it was smart to say that openly?