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Friday, August 22, 2008

Peggy Noonan is full of wisdom!

Her comments on abortion are so clear:


As to the question when human life begins, the answer to which is above Mr. Obama's pay grade, oh, let's go on a little tear. You know why they call it birth control? Because it's meant to stop a birth from happening nine months later. We know when life begins. Everyone who ever bought a pack of condoms knows when life begins.

To put it another way, with conception something begins. What do you think it is? A car? A 1948 Buick?

If you want to argue whether legal abortion is morally defensible, have at it and go to it, but Mr. Obama's answers here seemed to me strange and disturbing.


Read the excellent column on the Presidential race here.



Blogger Curt said...

I note these words at the end of Noonan's column:

"The thing that makes them want to rule America is the thing that stops them from thinking of prudent limits. This mindset crosses all political categories."

Interesting that she uses the word 'rule'... Presidents are executives, not kings; they lead, they don't rule. But in general I agree with her sentiment that running for President of the U.S. is not a modest act!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I agree. She should have put the word "rule" in quotations!

We all know the President does not rule the United States. George Bush does not and Bill Clinton did not. Obama or McCain will not.

Are they after power? You bet! That is the political "market" at work!!

1:21 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Was it a Freudian slip from a center right columnist?

I think not. She just forgot proper punctuation.

1:23 PM  

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