Monday, October 20, 2008

then again, he is a yoooge "@ss#ole"

My friends, I'm a "jackass."

This was the first time these presidential debates have touched Roe versus Wade. For a moment it seemed McCain would advance a centrist (if not entirely plausible) position, begging off the idea of a litmus test for Supreme Court judges. And then with a grimace and an eye roll he mocked the idea of granting women abortion exceptions for the health of the mother. "Health" he sneered, derisively, and made little air quotes with his fingers. And with that, he lost all those centrist, mildly, or avowedly, pro-choice women in America who, yes, care about the health of the mother.

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