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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Two-Hour Flip-Flop

From the Daily Kos:

Mitt Romney yesterday:
There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.
His campaign two hours later:
Governor Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life.

Today I’m feeling moderate
Let’s let abortion be
Although some may be obdurate
It don’t mean much to me.

But now some folks have come to say
We can’t waste any time
It must be ended right away
Abortion is a crime.

Abortion’s got to end, in brief.
It’s brought us so much sorrow.
This is now my firm belief
At least until tomorrow.

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