Friday, December 09, 2005

Mitt Romney's Pilgrim's Progress

Romney, the governor of that Sodom-and-Gomorrh of this Christian land, Massachusetts (where people stay married and stuff), is trying to convert himself into a fullblown wingnut just in time for the next presidential elections. But this is a tough path to hew (!) because he also has to keep governating the licentious lefty masses of his state. So he gets into teeny difficulties all the time, like the latest one where he was trying to arrange the emergency contraception for rape victims NOT to be available in catholic hospitals. But the Sodomans didn't like that:

Facing opposition from women, the Democratic Party and even his own running mate, Gov. Mitt Romney abandoned plans yesterday to exempt religious and other private hospitals from a new law requiring them to dispense emergency contraception to rape victims.

The governor had initially backed regulations proposed earlier this week by his Department of Public Health, which said the new law conflicted with an older law barring the state from forcing private hospitals to dispense contraceptive devices or information.

The interpretation would have allowed hospitals operated by the Roman Catholic church, which opposes abortion, to forego compliance with the new regulation. Opponents accused Romney, a Republican considering running for president in 2008, of trying to assuage social conservatives.

I think that Romney should be kicked out. Into the snow. On his butt.