Friday, July 21, 2006

The Silence Heard Round the State: Mike Steele on Stem Cells

"When you can't cut it, run" is apparently the new motto of the Steele campaign. During a call-in show on WBAL, Mike Steele was asked if he would vote to override President Bush's veto of the stem cell bill if he were in congress today. His response was, "_____________________." Static. No answer. He literally hung up. And later in the program mentioned that he would support the President, after checking with his campaign advisors to see if it was OK.

Why? Because he knows that his views on stem cell research are way out of line with the majority of Marylanders. Now, I can understand the Catholic Church's position on life. I don't agree with it fully, but I understand it. But Mike Steele isn't running for office in the Catholic Church. He's running for office to represent the people of the state of Maryland, most of whom are not Catholic. And most of those people see a hope for a cure for a number of horrible, debilitating diseases. Mike Steele just doesn't represent the views of the state on the issues.

And instead of confronting the issue head on, instead of being honest, the man hangs up. We need a Senator who is willing to take brave, courageous stands. We need to Senator who will stand up for Maryland. The cowardice Mike Steele showed on that radio show starkly demonstrates that he is not the man to represent us.


Blogger Bruce Godfrey said...

Wow. For real? You mean he just hung up the phone, no comment? On the most likely softball question to be lightly tossed across the plate, the week of Bush's first veto?

I can't get the radio where I work.

7/21/2006 02:08:00 PM  

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