July 18, 2006 03:15 PM
How About "Li'l Freezies?"
We found Kerry's aforementioned intern. She's in a wheelchair. More importantly:
But senators opposed to stem cell research have also sought to put a human face on their views. Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, appeared at the Capitol yesterday with the parents of "snowflake babies" -- children adopted as embryos from fertility clinics and carried to term by their adoptive mothers.
Oh christ, we thought Brownback made that term up. "Snowflake babies" doesn't make sense as a metaphor! Do snowflakes develop into snowballs through some biological process previously unknown to us? Would using stem cells for research count as catching a flake on one's tongue or building a snow fort? What strategist thought up this term anyway? We could've come up with something way better. Like:
- Frozen Souls
- Abominable Snow Babies
- Dippin' Tots -- the Babies of the Future!
Intern's presence puts a face in the debate [Boston Globe]