People are wondering why Cat-Killer Frist is bucking the Bushites and the right wing religious nutjobs in his support for funding stem cell research. We know he wants to run for president and the nutjobs will have enormous influence in the GOP primaries - so why is he risking their wrath?
Big pharmaceuticals want funding for stem cell research!
Squeezed between those who fund his campaigns and those who might vote against him, big pharmas won!
If Frist isn't successful at furthering his political career, he can also go back to killing kitties (his alternate career choice).