Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Roots of a MovementThe Palin story continues to provide a window on the inner thinking of the Republicans and their evangelical base. Here is an excerpt from a National Review piece by Byron York that I found surprising:
“I was a 17 year-old girl, just like Sarah Palin’s daughter, and I had — I was in those shoes. And my son is with me, who will be 35 years old next week, and so I know what a difficult road there is for her.” It wasn’t a choice for me; it wasn’t in my heart to do that. So when I heard the news this morning, it struck close to home for me.” [Note: York is quoting Sue Sharkey, RNC Delegate from Colorado]Questions abound: Have the Republicans found a way to transform unwed mothers into movement conservatives? Why do women who choose not to have an abortion feel so driven to deny others a choice in their lives? With two wars, a recession, and global climate change at stake, how does abortion continue to drive Republican politics?
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