The metaphor no politician can ever use

Then-Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, speaking before the Baltimore Jewish Council in February 2006 during his run for the U.S. Senate, compared stem cell research to Nazi medical experiments during the Holocaust. "You of all folks know what happens when people decide they want to experiment on human beings, when they want to take your life and use it as a tool," he said before a crowd of about 40. Steele quickly acknowledged and apologized for his offending remarks.

( Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun / November 8, 2006 )

Then-Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, speaking before the Baltimore Jewish Council in February 2006 during his run for the U.S. Senate, compared stem cell research to Nazi medical experiments during the Holocaust. "You of all folks know what happens when people decide they want to experiment on human beings, when they want to take your life and use it as a tool," he said before a crowd of about 40. Steele quickly acknowledged and apologized for his offending remarks.

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