Friday, July 06, 2007

Holy Schmoly.
Abortion-rights group says Thompson once lobbied for it

A spokesman for the GOP presidential hopeful says he did no such work. An ex-colleague calls the denial 'bizarre.'

By Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
7:35 PM PDT, July 6, 2007

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred D. Thompson, who is campaigning for president as a "pro-life" Republican, accepted an assignment from a family-planning group to lobby the first Bush White House to ease a controversial abortion restriction, according to a 1991 document and several people familiar with the matter.

A spokesman for the former senator denied that Thompson did the lobbying work. But the minutes of a 1991 board meeting of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Assn. say that the group hired Thompson that year.

His task was to urge the administration of President George H. W. Bush to withdraw or relax a rule that barred abortion counseling at clinics that received federal money, according to the records and to people who worked on the matter.

Not just abortion rights, but federal funding of abortions. And you know how the wingers feel about their tax money paying for "innocent deaths" that aren't warmongering brown people related.

This is what happens when you are such an entrenched beltway insider lobbyist that you can't remember everyone you've lobbied for.



At 11:17 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Wheeeee.... down in FLAMES!!!!

At 11:22 PM, Blogger Ashen Shard said...

what if it was federal funding for the abortion of a 'brown' fetus? Or a 'yellow' fetus? Ok, lets just make it a 'non-white' fetus, because according to the logic of the vast, compassionate, conservative movements it is only the non-whites who commit crimes, are poor and are thus a drain on our society.
Wait, but they can be used to throw away in our attempt to control the oil assets of other brown people? They must be forced to breed to be sacrificed for our* well being!

*'our' specifically meaing privileged white men of anglo-saxon decent.

At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Jared said...

Ha, see I thought it was a picture of buttered bread, as in "Now we know which side Thompson's bread is really buttered on."

Either way, we win.

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Madison said...

He "could not recall"?
Gosh, do you think Fred is angling for the Attorney General spot in the next Republican administration?

At 4:14 PM, Blogger dave in boca said...

These two LAT & NYT hit pieces come on the heels of Keith-O’s
“Nixon’s Mole” charge and of course, Joe Skankborough’s idiotic remark
about “working the pole.” Thompson isn’t going to drag his wife and
mother of his daughter into the mosh-pit skanks like Elizabeth Edwards
like to slosh around in.

Mike Rowe should take a stint as a DNC fecal-snuffer nosing through
the garbage heaps of slander and innuendo—beats most of the Dirty Jobs
he’s done on his Discovery show!

Fred Thompson reeks integrity, and Clinton Inc has a thousand
skeletons buried, in closets, & in plain sight. Can you imagine the
shrieks & twittering if B. Hussein Obama gets a closer look in his
childhood madrasa in Indonesia?

Not to mention Hair-and-Makeup candidate Mr.Elizabeth Edwards.

At 4:19 PM, Anonymous syzygium said...

re: DaveinBoca's comment. yes, Fred Thompson reeks, but not of integrity.


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