If you read the NY Times article on Monday, it discussed how scripted the Obama Whitehouse is. David Axelrod, the Carl Rove of the Obama Whitehouse, relies heavily on polls and focus groups and gives Obama a book of phrases and announcements each morning that are designed to resonate with the public's understanding of the issues (not pronounced "realityor "truth") which Obama evidently sticks to rigidly.
Knowing that, and given that the first 100 day roll out of policy statements was being designed starting last August, my guess is that Axelrod has determined that the American people don't know the difference between Embryonic Lines approved for research vs ban of research, a federal funding ban vs. an outright ban and the relative success with adult stem cells compared to the dismal failure of embryonic stem cell lines so far.
In public ignorance, Axelrod has found the opportunity to blame Bush for what he didn't do, to credit Obama for more than he has done and set the stage to take credit for the fruits of stem cell research or the next four years.
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