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Doing Fred Thompson No Favors


So some unnamed “Tennessee state Republican Party official” says that Bill Frist and Fred Thompson were always pro-life, and anyone who says otherwise is ignorant or indifferent to the truth. Right. So everyone knew they were pro-life, except the reporters who covered their early races, and somehow nobody from the campaigns ever managed to write a letter to the editor. Oh, and someone forced Frist to say, perhaps at gunpoint, that he didn’t support overturning Roe, but everyone just knew that he was pro-life. And someone forged a letter from Thompson in 1997 saying that he didn’t support governmental action against abortion.

Look: The evidence that these guys were once pro-choice is pretty substantial. Why not just admit that they’ve changed their minds?


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