Hypocrite Mitt seems to be rubbing off on the other GOP presidential candidates.
Fred Thompson is changing his story daily about whether or not he lobbied for a pro-choice group even though he claims to be pro-life. Of course as a pro-choice organization, we here at NJDC would love to welcome Mr. Thompson into the big tent of the choice community, but with the religious right holding so much influence in the Republican party, we don't seem him embracing our side with open arms.
Here's the latest on Thompson's flip flopping, courtesy of MSNBC'S First Read:
*** You Just Knew This Was Coming: When it was first reported that Fred Thompson might have lobbied for a pro-choice group, his camp first said Thompson had no recollection that he ever did such a thing. Then Thompson made some non-denial denials that reminded us of the old SNL "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" character. And now, voila, there’s an article about records confirming that that Thompson DID lobby for the group. In fact, he apparently spoke to a representative of the abortion rights group 22 times. But he wasn’t able to recall the lobbying effort when this was first reported? Thompson is lucky that some in the GOP base are so hungry for a candidate who at least looks like a conservative -- even if his record indicates otherwise.
Sound like anything another GOP candidate would do? Hmm ...