I don’t agree with Charles Krauthammer that there’s little or nothing to complain about Bush’s stem cell research policy. But the rest of his column is spot on:

This is John Edwards on Monday at a rally in Newton, Iowa: “If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again.”

In my 25 years in Washington, I have never seen a more loathsome display of demagoguery. Hope is good. False hope is bad. Deliberately, for personal gain, raising false hope in the catastrophically afflicted is despicable.

Where does one begin to deconstruct this outrage?

Read the whole thing here, keeping in mind the whole time that Krauthammer has been in a wheelchair since his days as a med student.