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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 27, 2005

Who wrote these words during a congressional primary campaign in 1982? (Tip to Kevin Miller at HMS):

I was shocked to learn that [my primary opponent] has chosen to call my friends in Right to Life and try to convince them that I now favor abortion on demand. ... This type of negative campaigning infuriates me and particularly because it involves the issue of abortion. My record of opposition to abortion on demand has been public record for eight years. Long before my opponent moved to this district I worked closely with Springfield Right to Life and served as master of ceremonies at the annual banquet. As recently as this January I was honored to serve as Master of Ceremonies at the annual observance in the State Capitol for the fifth time. ... I oppose abortion on demand. I support the Hatch Federalism Amendment which has been endorsed by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Give up? Senate Judiciary Committee Democrat Dick Durbin. Perhaps it deserves to be better known.

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  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Jul. 27, 2005 2:18 PM ET USA

    Dick Durbin, Dick Durbin?! Ah! The clown in a man's suit who wormed and wheedled his way into the U.S. Senate thanks in large part to help from Commissar Richard II of Chicago and those unfortunate Eloi's from places like Oak Park and Evanston. The clown whose knowledge of history spans the greater part of two decades give or take year. And the clown who is working diligently for the title of "Worst U.S. Senator in American History". Yeah, the name is familiar.

  • Posted by: - Jul. 27, 2005 10:29 AM ET USA

    aka Eddie Haskell to Illinoisans.

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