Bush signs first veto!!!
Nearly half way through his second term, President Bush vetoed a piece of legislation for the first time today. He vetoed a bill which would have allowed federal funding of research on embryonic stem cells. This will most likely be mischaracterized as a ban on stem cell research. Beyond the moral questions cited by the president in his news conference there is the fact that research on embryonic stem cells has yielded no scientific breakthroughs. There have been some discoveries through research on adult stem cells which can be harvested without destroying human life.
Now that he has figured out how to veto legislation hopefully he will use that power on some of the excessive spending bills.