Can't Believe I'm Saying This, But ...

Posted: Mar 11, 2009 12:42 PM
Michael Gerson and Kathleen Parker both have solid columns out today on the topic of embryonic stem cell research.

Gerson's piece includes this very interesting graph:
It is probably not a coincidence that Obama has chosen a Roman Catholic -- Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius -- to implement many of these policies as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Obama has every right to a pro-choice Cabinet. But this appointment seems designed to provide religious cover. It also smacks of religious humiliation -- like asking a rabbi to serve the pork roast or an atheist to bless the meal.
This is personally fortunate for me, inasmuch as I am supposed to be seated at a table with Gerson at tomorrow night's Susan B. Anthony List Dinner. 

Now I can at least say, "enjoyed your column the other day," and actually mean it...