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no litmus tests-- except this one

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 22, 2010

Asked whether he would consider a Supreme Court candidate who did not support legal abortion, President Obama replied that "I don't have litmus tests around any of these issues."

Good. So he might possibly nominate a pro-life jurist? No. Having expressed his distaste for litmus tests, the President immediately applied one:

But I will say that I want somebody who is going to be interpreting our Constitution in a way that takes into account individual rights, and that includes women’s rights.  And that’s going to be something that’s very important to me, because I think part of what our core Constitution -- constitutional values promote is the notion that individuals are protected in their privacy and their bodily integrity, and women are not exempt from that.

What he means, I guess, is that he won't actually use litmus paper.


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  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Apr. 22, 2010 8:33 PM ET USA

    I presume, then, that if the FDA decides to regulate salt, as they are discussing, heads will roll?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Apr. 22, 2010 7:22 PM ET USA

    I'm glad somebody else noticed that the O-man was speaking out of both sides of his mouth. Now if somebody could only force him to look at the statement and tell us why the child just prior to birth is NOT an individual, and NOT entitled to bodily integrity.. .