John wrote this morning about Herman Cain’s inexplicable belief that homosexuality is a choice, something that can be washed off on a whim. Indeed, just this morning I woke up and washed the gay right outta of my hair. It was back within thirty minutes, and I’m already back to making musical theater references, but y’know.
But in the same Piers Morgan interview John referenced, Herman Cain revealed that his attitudes toward choice go a bit further than that:
No, it comes down to is, it’s not the government’s role — or anybody else’s role — to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number (abortion because of rape – LHW). So what I’m saying is, it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president. Not some politician. Not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to tell them what decision to make for such a sensitive decision.
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No, they don’t. I can have an opinion on an issue without it being a directive on the nation. The government shouldn’t be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to a social decision that they need to make.
Uh oh. The new frontrunner for the GOP nomination is, um, ahem!, pro-choice. As in, about abortion.
Well, that was a nice run for Herman. Back to the old pizza stone…
[h/t Blue Texan. Image: Phelan Ebenhack/REUTERS]