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2004 US Presidential Election
October 21, 2004
Kerry | Christopher Reeve's Widow Endorses Kerry

AP: Christopher Reeve’s Widow Endorses Kerry

Sen. John Kerry on Thursday accused President Bush of slowing scientific advancement after earning a special endorsement from the widow of Senator actor Paul Wellstone’s Christopher Reeve, a proponent of the embryonic stem cell research on which the president has placed limits.

“The American people deserve a president who understands that when America invests in science and technology, we can build a stronger economy and create jobs for the 21st century,” Kerry said during a campaign rally. “But George Bush has literally … turned his back on the spirit of exploration and discovery.”

Wellstone’s Reeve’s widow, Dana, said her family has been grieving privately since her husband died Oct. 10. “My inclination would be to remain private for a good long while,” she said. “But I came here today in support of John Kerry because this is so important. This is what Paul Chris wanted.”

(Okay, okay… unfair… Paul Wellstone’s wife died in the plane crash with him, leaving his son and Ted Kennedy to use his coffin as a pulpit to thump while campaigning.)

Posted by Laurence Simon at October 21, 2004 04:34 PM | TrackBack

George Bush has literally … turned his back on the spirit of exploration and discovery

Interesting quote and somewhat at odds with the two men’s space exploration policies.

Posted by: submandave [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 22, 2004 11:42 AM

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