Thu 20 May, 2004 11:33 pm
He continues to try to play both sides of the fence. Notice he will only appoint a pro-life judge if it does not upset the balance to give the court of pro-life majority. He is trying to throw a bone to the pro-life side while still holding on to his pro-abortion democrats.
While conversely George W. Bush is on record as not favoring overturn of Roe v Wade and there is no reason to suppose he will look for judges to appoint who are. In fact, that has not been any kind of consideration in the federal judges he has appointed thus far. But because he is personally pro life, he is seen as somehow coercive in this matter while Kerry is seen the champion of abortion rights.