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Thursday, October 14, 2004

Life and death

Bush tonight:
"I think it's important to promote a culture of life. I think a hospitable society is a society where every being counts and every person matters."

Bush in the first debate:
"Every life is precious. That's what distinguishes us from the enemy. Everybody matters."

Bush as governor of Texas:
oversaw 152 executions

I wish that Schieffer had followed his question about abortion by asking Bush about his position on capital punishment. It can be perfectly consistent to oppose abortion, feel bad about the troops who have died in battle, and support capital punishment, but you have to offer more than vague platitudes on how every life matters if you're going to defend those views.


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