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When It Ain’t About The Fetus March 21, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics, US Politics.
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SANFORD, INGLIS USING S.C. LEGISLATIVE DEBATE ON ULTRASOUND PICS TO ADVANCE OWN INTERESTS

FITSNews – March 21, 2007 – It’s curious that S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford and U.S Rep. Bob Inglis have both weighed in on the status of a S.C. House bill which mandates that women who are about to have an abortion first view an ultrasound image of the fetus. Except it may not be “curious” it all. It may be some other word altogether, like opportunistic. Or even pandering. But let’s break out the Blues Clues’ detective kits and take a gander just to be sure …

The fun started when Sanford put out this press release on Monday trumpeting his support for the bill. Not to be outdone, Inglis followed yesterday with this half-release, half-storytime with Bob , uh, “communication.”

Borrowing the governor’s expression (if not his sense of occasion), we’re going to have to “call a spade a spade” here. How come? Because these releases have absolutely nothing under the sun to do with ultrasounds, fetuses or abortion. NO-thing. What do they have to do with? Glad you asked …

As it turns out, Sanford is running for Vice President and needs to shore up his street cred with social conservatives (considering how he’s done nothing but pay them lip service for the last five years). Inglis, on the other hand, is in pure damage control mode after angering his conservative Upstate base by voting against President Bush’s troop surge in Iraq.

Never mind that Sanford’s Vice-Presidential aspirations are a pipe dream and a troop surge with no defined objective or exit strategy is about right up there with swallowing scorpions on the list of really, really good ideas.

But yeah, Sanford and Inglis saw an opportunity to kiss some social conservative butt and puckered up. Big time.

So … any questions? Good. Cause we’re hungry. Class is dismissed until after lunch.

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