When the president restated his veto threat Wednesday night he used a canard we're hearing now from opponents of S.5, that they want to avoid the culture war and allow science to progress through so-called alternatives like "dead embryos." Unfortunately even their own science experts say the alternatives are (to quote one) "pie in the sky." As to this administration's sudden aversion to culture wars after years of Rovean strategy that fanned those flames to the tune of two election victories, one can only shudder at the hypocrisy.