FOX: Well, I mean, he's spoken out against science. He's spoken out against education. And anyone would say that education is the pursuit of science. So obviously it will be -- it will not be good. But on one hand, I'm kind of hoping he gets the nomination because he will be very vocal on these issues and will set up a stark contrast that people will really see.So what's the problem?
Again, I don't want to suppress ideas I don't agree with. I want to -- I want them, all things being equal, again, it was a vote -- things are equal. Those ideas can be met and dealt with. And so if he -- if he tries -- I mean, certainly if he was elected, it would be -- stem cell research would be shut down and all kinds of other things would be shut down, all kinds of scientific research.
Is anyone opposed to stem cell research? Contrary to factually-challenged Hollywoodists, both Bush and Santorum are for it. What some of us oppose (including Bush and Santorum), is embryonic stem cell research, which requires the destruction of a human embryo -- which is, you know, a little something we call "human life."Good one, Nolte, catching Michael J. Fox saying something you understand but can split a hair on, and bless Rick Santorum for his principled stand that allows him to take money from companies that do embryonic stem cell research. It's a matter of no-conscience!
Those bolded things: Santorum has spoken out against science. Santorum has spoken out against education. The stem-cell research Fox is talking about would be shut down. Fortunately nobody will ever have to find out exactly what these cuts would do for science.
If you have to lie to further your agenda, maybe it's time to re-examine your agenda?Indeed.