Stuart Whatley

Stuart Whatley is a Prospect editorial intern. His writing has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Recent Articles

MCCAIN'S NEW AD CONTINUES PATTERN OF VAGUEING IT UP ON STEM CELLS.

After my post on Friday regarding the extent to which each candidate supports the full body of stem cell research, Mark Schmitt pointed out to me that the McCain campaign has just released a radio ad called "Stem Cell." Here is the script which, notably, does not explicitly specify whether it's referring to embryonic or adult stem cells: They are the original mavericks. Leaders. Reformers. Fighting for real change. John McCain will lead this Congressional allies to improve America’s health. Stem cell research to unlock the mystery of cancer, diabetes, heart disease. Stem cell research to help free families from the fear and devastation of illness. Stem cell research to help doctors repair spinal cord damage, knee injuries, serious burns. Stem cell research to help stroke victims. And, John McCain and his Congressional allies will invest millions more in new NIH medical research to prevent disease. Medical breakthroughs to help you get better, faster. Change is coming. McCain-Palin and...

A TASTE OF THEIR OWN MEDICINE?

Editors' note: Stuart Whatley is a fall 2008 Prospect editorial intern. One need only look back four years to the last presidential election to see the irony in the McCain campaign's whimpering accusations that the media is "on a mission to destroy" their recent VP pick, Sarah Palin , with "viciousness and scurrilousness." In fact, one need only look back to a few weeks ago to Jerome Corsi 's new hotly contested book , Obama Nation -- an attempt to repeat the "vicious and scurrilous" swift boat campaign against John Kerry in 2004 -- to see history repeating itself. As more and more information surfaces revealing the extent, or lack thereof, of the McCain campaign's vetting process, they should hardly be surprised to be under the microscope. After all, someone's got to figure this woman out if she is to be added to a presidential ticket. Either McCain's people vetted Palin adequately, and chose her despite the skeletons in her closet, or they did not, and therefore must subject...

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