Friday, March 13, 2009

gop's hn(NOT)ic back in the woodshed...,

In a wide-ranging interview with GQ magazine online, RNC Chairman in name only Michael Steele has once again hung himself by his eensy-weensy petard. Not having cleared his comments or opinions with el rushbo in advance, Steele has expressed a point of view at odds with the dittoheads whose magical thinking and odd superstitions have run the grand old party into the ground.
A day after a magazine quoted him as saying abortion was "an individual choice," GOP Chairman Michael Steele said Thursday he opposes abortion and that Roe v. Wade should be overturned.

A leading conservative called Steele's remarks in the magazine "cavalier and flippant," underscoring the new chairman's precarious position with party regulars concerned about his off-the-cuff style and penchant for miscues.

Steele, who was adopted, told GQ magazine that his mother had the option of getting an abortion or giving birth to him.

"The choice issue cuts two ways," Steele said in the wide-ranging interview published online Wednesday. "You can choose life, or you can choose abortion. You know, my mother chose life."

Asked whether he thought women had the right to choose abortion, Steele said: "Yeah. I mean, again, I think that's an individual choice."
RUH ROH Shaggy!!!

In addition to supporting a woman's right to choose, which is of course the law of the land, Steele also expressed unwillingness to make homophobia a centerpiece of his political ideology and expressed the scientifically better grounded view that homosexuality is a wet-wired biological tendency rather than a chosen immoral "perversion". Watching Steele contort his more moderate and sane points of view in order to accomodate the prosocial evangelical extremism of the GOP base is quickly becoming a study in self-abasement for a paycheck.