Weekly Standard: "Prolife Turn is more recent than you think" was surprisingly posted over at NRO - where K Lo's articles have been missing pieces of the truth.
In that same year, as candidate for election in Massachusetts, he said he agreed with Roe v. Wade, with Medicaid funding of abortion, and with the release of the morning-after pill.
This is all from an article in the new Weekly Standard that is, alas, firewalled. UPDATE: A lot of the same stuff can be found here. I missed it the first time.
Lopez went right to work salvaging - 2002 or 1994, whatever.
2002 [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
For what it's worth: I've asked him about 1994 too .
Which brings me to a fascinating development. When I waxed enthusiastic about Jeb Bush on this happy Corner not quite a week ago, you, my dear K-Lo, responded with something less than overwhelming enthusiasm. I detect a different tone altogether in your posts, below, about the former governor's performance at the Conservative Summit.
Admit it, fair Katherine. To hear the man speak of his convictions—to consider his thoroughly conservative record for eight years as governor of the fourth most populous state—all this is to find oneself wishing that Jeb would run, is it not?
There's a difference between a man whom we know has been present and accounted for in the movement for a decade, and Romney who wants to tell us when the thoughts inside of his brain changed in 2004, while unconstitutionally forcing emergency abortifacients on Catholics in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
he has the same drawbacks we've discussed, but yes, as I've said even before today , he's good. And he was especially good today (there's something that comes with a little freedom too, I imagine). And he would be running today and he would be getting rave reviews from many on the right if he weren't a Governor Bush.
Right man, wrong name, says K Lo, missing the subtle moral of the story: Romney's failure to pull out of the single digits in polls after a year of trying to build the enthusiasm Jeb Bush received at the NRO Conservative Summit.
Her colleague responds:
Every time I open my mouth about Jeb, K-Lo, you seem to lose enthusiasm for him. (The only drawback we discussed, by the way, was the former governor's stand on immigration. I continue to insist that it's better than that of McCain and on balance as good as that of Romney.) To aid the cause, I will now...fall silent.
The vacuum of silence in the religious right for Romney is a far more compelling indicator of how the Romney campaign is going, than the silly notion that any of us are going to fall in behind the endorsements of the idiots in Congress who have been executing strategies which have nearly eradicated the structure of democracy and the framework of Constitution of the United States.