Here’s Sen. Orrin Hatch on CNBC last night, discussing stem-cell research: “If we can keep it out of politics and really talk about science, about the benefit of mankind, I think we have a number more than 60 votes. And, as you know, the letter in the House was signed by more than 200 House members. So the fact of the matter is, I believe if we keep it out of politics and we bring it up and basically argue from a standpoint of decent scientific research and the setting of moral and ethical standards and the hope for treatments and cures that might come from this type of research, I think we can pass it.” Hold on there, Orrin. You’re touting a letter signed by a bunch of politicians and in the same sentence saying we need to keep stem-cell research out of politics? Oh please.