The devil went down to Jefferson City

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

According to the song, the devil went down to Georgia looking for a soul to steal. He challenged Johnny to a fiddling contest and bet his fiddle of gold against Johnny’s soul. But after the devil had done his best, Johnny took up his bow and said, “Sit down in that chair right there and let me show you how it’s done.”

That line rings in my head any time someone mentions the politics of stem cell research in Missouri. As you might recall, a group of folks went to the voters in 2006…