From Break Point at post entitled Unclear on the concept:
In an article on pro-life women and feminism, columnist Kathleen Parker wrote, "I'm libertarian-leaning enough to insist that government should have no role in determining what anyone does with his or her body -- as long as no one else is hurt."
Seriously. You read that correctly. She actually wrote, "as long as no one else is hurt."
And this lady is supposed to be a conservative intellectual. If this is what truly passes for intellectualism in the conservative movement, we are in very deep trouble.
Just had to post this:ReplyDelete
From a George Will column regd potential questions for Elena Kagan in today's Washington Post:
-- Bonus question: In Roe v. Wade, the court held that the abortion right is different in each of the three trimesters of pregnancy. Is it odd that the meaning of the Constitution's text would be different if the number of months in the gestation of a human infant were a prime number?
Um, no one thinks that Kathleen Parker is a conservative. She is conservative like David Frum is conservative - they're RINOs.ReplyDelete
I just copied the Break Point post because I thought it was funny. Your beef is with them on calling Parker a conservative.
As for no one thinking Frum and Parker are conservative, I think that there are certainly casual followers of politics that would label them as conservative. I just recently heard Frum on some radio talk show representing the conservative view (I can't remember which one at the moment). So I think that the knowledge that they are categorically not conservative is less universal than you put it, but your point is well taken.
Thanks for the comment,