He has ordered a review of all of Bush’s last-minute policy acts, stopping them cold.
And look at this:
President Obama is expected to loosen the restrictions [on stem cell research], which many researchers and advocates have complained severely set back work toward curing disease such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes.
Okarma said Geron did not use any federal funding for its research, and that the Bush restrictions had “devastated the field.”
This is something else, when an incoming president can, in his first week, simply say “no” to all the bad policies of the prior White House occupant and achieve great good. It’s as if any idiot could do this job better than George W. Bush.
I imagine it will get harder, though.