Surprise, GOP hopeful Fred Thompson either has a crappy memory or he lied when his campaign denied that he ever lobbied for abortion rights. Honestly, I’ll never get why the Thompson camp denied these allegations. Everybody involved seemed to remember him there. Sooner or later someone would find the box with the contracts in it. Is it really that hard to say sure, I occasionally lobbied for things that I didn’t believe in. Lawyers represent people whom they would rather see in jail, doctors cure cop-killing thugs who might or might not deserve it. It’s part of being a professional.
Instead Thompson denied it and the story lives to harrass him another day. The difference is that the headline last week read, “Thompson did some mildly embarrassing lobbying work almost twenty years ago.” Today it reads, “Thompson campaign lied last week.” Amateurs.
Every day I remind myself that somebody has to win the GOP nomination.