Michael Steele must be developing a taste for shoe leather, his own that is. In a recent interview with Gentleman's Quarterly:
“Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?” GQ’s Lisa DePaulo asked.
“Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice,” he said, according to GQ’s transcript, which he did not dispute.
“You do?” he was asked.
“Yeah. Absolutely,” he said.
The pages of GQ isn't where I would expect to find news about platform changes in the Republican party, and certainly Mister Steele has a right to his own opinion, even if it contradicts with the one that he has held previously. In a statement issued through the RNC press office on Thursday, Steele said, “I am pro-life, always have been, always will be.” Not everyone was as understanding as he was with himself.
Last week he had to apologize to Rush Limbaugh. Now he's got the whole pro-life movement mad at him. Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, called Steele's comments “disturbing and demoralizing." Ms. Yoest, welcome to the last eight years of my life.
“Chairman Steele needs to reread the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the 2008 GOP Platform,” said former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. “He then needs to get to work or get out of the way.” Wait a minute, he gets a choice?