Thursday, October 4, 2007

James Dobson Takes to the NY Times

Wow ... qouth the Doctor on last weekend's Council for National Policy meeting:

REPORTS have surfaced in the press about a meeting that occurred last Saturday in Salt Lake City involving more than 50 pro-family leaders. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss our response if both the Democratic and Republican Parties nominate standard-bearers who are supportive of abortion. Although I was neither the convener nor the moderator of the meeting, I’d like to offer several brief clarifications about its outcome and implications.

After two hours of deliberation, we voted on a resolution that can be summarized as follows: If neither of the two major political parties nominates an individual who pledges himself or herself to the sanctity of human life, we will join others in voting for a minor-party candidate. Those agreeing with the proposition were invited to stand. The result was almost unanimous.

(Emphasis added)

That's a "we will" vote for a minor-party candidate ...

This statement seems more like an ultimatum than a clarification.

MORE: From Patrick Hynes.

EVEN MORE: From Steve Benen.

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