For bringing up politics, but this is from the New York Times piece on Christopher Reeve’s death:
Reeve’s support of stem cell research helped it emerge as a major campaign issue between President Bush and John Kerry. His name was even mentioned by Kerry earlier this month during the second presidential debate.
President Bush, of course, does support stem-cell research, as the woman who asked the question about stem cells at Friday night knows, but probably comes as news to most of the media. It’s [federal funding of] embryonic-stem-cell research that is in question. While praying for Reeve’s family, a second prayer might go out that there’s not more detrimental miseducation coming from the media in the next few days.