Dubya has now successfully cut his supporters to katherine harris, his mom, and a couple of inbreeds in Appalachia.
He seems to feel that embryo cells = person and therefore we can't experiment on them. HOWEVER, since we are already experimenting on them, we can continue to do so (since I guess we have already deprived them of their rights, we might as well keep abusing them)
This is similar to his position on abortion. (i.e. Abortion = murder UNLESS the baby was not conceived willingly [rape or incest] in which case the baby suddenly becomes not a baby)
With his stem cell decision, he is penalizing plenty of LIVE people who could be helped and at the same time still cheesing off the Pope and ultra conservatives who helped get him elected. When George Bush Sr. did this, he lost support and his chances for re-election. His son has now put himself in the same place.