McGreevey and the Republicans

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  1. ponybilt

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    McGreevey, a Democrat, should give up the governorship immediately, according to the Republicans, because "news of the affair is likely to be first of many damaging disclosures."

    McGreevey news item

    The *likelihood* of additional disclosures apparently warrants the additional effort to oust him now. I actually suspect it's because they want another election, which would happen if McGreevey resigns now).

    And yet, the potential for finding cures and treatments for diseases through stem cell research doesn't warrant any effort, because it's unproven.


    The Scientific Laura Bush on Stem Cell Research


    On the other hand, the president did say on Larry King Live (CNN), "[T]his country's got to be very careful on destroying life to save life," Bush said. "It's a debate that needs to move forward in a very careful way."

    Yeah, like the way we carefully killed Iraqi civilians and our own soldiers. Pause for research to save lives, versus not considering pause for invading other countries.

    Just more examples of double standards used to benefit the Bush dynasty, the Republican Right, and the religious extremists in government.

    Thanks for the soap box. :)

    Addendum: Lee Iacocca is trying to get everyone to donate a few bucks toward "promising" research in diabetes. I don't deny the need, but I'll bet Laura Bush isn't helping out because it's only a possibility, not a sure thing.

    Promising Diabetes Research
     
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    Stem cell research doesn't benefit Halliburton et al. Stem cell research (or aids research for that matter) doesn't result in oil. Priorities. Theirs. Not the Republics. :(
     
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    Ah, yes.... forgot the oil connection.
     
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    That is most likely correct. By waiting until November and serving out half his term, there will not be an election, but under New Jersey law, the governor will be replaced by the state Senate president. At the moment, the Senate president is Richard J. Codey, a Democrat who also served briefly as interim governor after Whitman's resignation in 2000. If the governor resigned immediately, Codey would still be interim governor, but might loose to a Republican in the special election. By delaying the resignation, McGreevey ensures that a Democrat will serve out the balance of his term.

    Note that NJ will soon have the dubious distinction of having had 5 (possibly 6 with an immediate resignation) governors in less than the time of one term. When Whitman (1) resigned in 2000, the Senate was divided 50/50, so there were two Senate presidents, Republican and Democrat, who both served briefly (2 and 3), followed by the elected McGreevey (4), and soon Codey (5), and a possible 6th if there is an early resignation and election.
     
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