Gov to Bush: Sign stem cell legislation
|Today, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger showed Team Angelides why it will be hard to tie the California governor to the unpopular-in-California President George W. Bush.|
In a sharply worded letter released to the press core, Schwarzenegger urged Bush not to veto legislation moving through Congress that would create the opportunity for more federally funded stem-cell research.
"I urge you to join the majority of Californians and Americans who support stem cell research by signing into law legislation currently under consideration by Congress to expand federal funding for this vital, emerging field," wrote Schwarzenegger.
The governor went on to describe Bush's promised veto as a "disastrous message to limit the role the federal government must play in pursuing the most promising forms of basic scientific research."
He ended the brief letter with, "Mr. President, I urge you not to make the first veto of your presidency one that turns America backwards on the path of scientific progress and limits the promise of medical miracles for generations to come."