Monday, June 22, 2009

"Dialogue? No, thank you!"

So much for "dialogue"--and no wonder. A serious Council on Bioethics would be a standing rebuke to Obama's entire career. From the New York Times:

Obama Plans to Replace Bush’s Bioethics Panel

Members of the President’s Council on Bioethics were told by the White House last week that their services were no longer needed and were asked to cancel a planned meeting, a council staff member said Wednesday.

The council was disbanded because it was designed by the Bush administration to be “a philosophically leaning advisory group” that favored discussion over developing a shared consensus, said Reid Cherlin, a White House press officer.

President Obama will appoint a new bioethics commission, one with a new mandate and that “offers practical policy options,” Mr. Cherlin said.
Obama likes dialogue--on his opponent's territory. Less so on his own.

h/t American Papist

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

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