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Fred Thompson, Pro-Choice


Via Matt Yglasias & Sullivan, we get a look at uber lobbyist Fred Thompson’s pro-choice past. It wouldn’t really be note worthy — the entire GOP 08 lineup is such a pallet of inveterate flip floppers they put Big Joe Turner to shame — but Thompson’s edge with the lizard brains seems to be based on the notion that he is a “true social values conservative” whereas Rudy’s just an authoritarian bastard whose kids really hate him.

As Yglesias notes, Thompson was running for office in Tennesee where a pro-choice stance (such as it is) couldn’t be expected to help him so he quite probably believes what he is saying.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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