Friday, May 11, 2007

Rudy's Stand

Let's see how long his new stand as the Abortion Candidate lasts:

HOUSTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani forcefully reaffirmed his support for abortion rights on Friday and argued that his divergence from conservatives on the issue should not disqualify him from being the eventual GOP nominee.

"This is a matter of deep and profound judgment,'' he said in a speech at Houston Baptist University. "It's a matter of morals. It's a matter of your interpretation of how laws should operate, your interpretation of how respect for the rights of others should operate. But in a country like ours ... I believe you have to respect their viewpoint and give them a level of choice. I would grant women the right to make that choice.''

Of course, being the flaming liberal that I am, Rudy's hand-wring over Roe vs. Wade and the outright pandering to fanatics by the rest of the GOP candidates are both pretty gross. Old-white guys working hard to show their willingness to limit the control a woman has over her health is, you know, f'ng creepy.

Critiquing Rudy, Sam Brownback shows he knows who feeds his baby. It's all about politicking to the fundies:
"It is a pro-life party, with a pro-choice wing,'' said the Kansas senator, who spoke during a taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press'' program. "I think he has great trouble winning off of that position.''
PostBlog: Check out these posts at AmericaBlog for more on Rudy the Abortion Candidate's stand (here, and here).