October 6, 2009

Sometimes the good guys DO win

Medical researcher who exposed the Bush misadministration's misuse of science for political ends is awarded Noble prize for Delayed but So So Sweet Justice.

Elizabeth Blackburn, former Bush critic, is one of the three American winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine.

From 2001 to 2004 [Blackburn] served as one of only three full-time biomedical researchers on Bush's "President's Council on Bioethics." In 2004, she was fired from the council, along with another member who disagreed with the administration's position on some of the relevant issues.

Blackburn spoke out about the Council, demonstrating that despite its written mission to be a body that monitors research developments and recommends appropriate guidelines, it was really just a tool for parroting the Bush administration's positions on certain hot-button issues -- particularly embryonic stem cell research. Thus, Blackburn played a central and important role in revealing the extent of the political interference in science that pervaded the Bush misadministration.
Eat it, Pretzaldouche.