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Bob Casey wasn’t allowed to speak to the ’92 convention because he was anti-abortion
Al Gore invented the internet
Howard Fineman is a reputable journalist

I haven’t picked on Howie the Bush Nunn Bush humper for some time but he’s using a Beltway myth to make his point:

Republican strategists hope the gay marriage issue will be particularly helpful in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, which are home to one of the leading proponents of the amendment, Santorum. But a Pennsylvania Democrat with strong credentials as a cultural traditionalist contends it won’t help the GOP much. “It could have an effect in some parts of the state,” said Robert Casey, an ardent anti-abortion Catholic who is state auditor. (His late father and namesake was so anti-abortion that he was denied the opportunity to speak at a Democratic convention.)

From Media Matters:

According to those who actually doled out the 1992 convention speaking slots, Casey was denied a turn for one simple reason: his refusal to endorse the Clinton-Gore ticket. “It’s [Casey’s claim that he was denied a convention speech because of his pro-life views] just not factual!” stammers James Carville, apoplectic over Casey’s claims. “You’d have to be idiotic to give a speaking role to a person who hadn’t even endorsed you.” “Why are you doing this to me?” moans Paul Begala, who, with Carville, managed two Casey campaigns before joining Clinton’s team in 1992. “I love Bob Casey, but my understanding was that the dispute was not about his right-to-life views, it was about the Clinton-Gore ticket.”

But that’s not what Lloyd Grove told Sally Quinn who dictated to Steno Sue Schmidt who told Chalabi who slipped a note to Judith Miller who……

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