Entries for December, 2005

The first nonparent to recognize Jesus as Messiah was a fetus

Queston: Who was the first person besides Jesus’ parents, Joseph and Mary, to recognize Jesus as Messiah? Answer: John the Baptist, when he was a fetus and Jesus was but an embryo. The Gospel of Luke tells of a fasincating incident that occurred when John the Baptist was a 6-month-old fetus. John’s Aunt Mary came […]

ISMS opposes pharmacies dispensing emergency contraceptives without prescription

As a perennial Top Five PAC contributor to political campaigns, the Illinois State Medical Society is one of the most influential lobbying groups in the state. ISMS’s 2006 candidate questionnaire includes its position against pharmacists dispensing the morning after pill without a prescription. To read the question in its entirety, see page 2. ISMS’s position […]

Blagojevich outrageously advocates shielding pedophiles and rapists

Yesterday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s spokeswoman Abby Ottenhoff defended his position against a parental notification law by outrageously advocating that victims be kept trapped and silenced from receiving legal help. According to NBC5.com, “[Ottenhoff] said the governor does not support such a notification law because he believes minors who become pregnant after they were raped by […]

Big guns, deep pockets

The new Gidwitz-Rauschenberger alliance increases conservative gubernatorial odds to win in both the primary (even if both Brady and Oberweis stay in) and the general. Social conservatives now have fewer to choose between in March. They will never vote for pro-gay, pro-abortion Gidwitz, no matter with whom he teams. At any rate, Rausch – according […]

On RadioInsideScoop.com tonight

I will be on Mark Levine’s RadioInsideScoop.com at 6:00 p.m. tonight discussing the over-the-counter status of Plan B, the morning-after pill. Other guest will be Dr. Susan Wood, who resigned from her post as Director of the FDA’s Office of Women’s Health to protest the FDA’s “politicization” of Plan B. In addition to radio stations […]

On WYLL today

I’ll be on Scott Thomas’ show today on WYLL-AM from 4p-5p CST to discuss pro-life issues. The show can be heard via the Internet.

JBT lost the election on November 29

Cross posted on Illinoize. The ILGOP thought Judy Baar Topinka’s entrance into the gubernatorial primary would “dramatically recast” the GOP’s prospects for recapturing the mansion. But the ILGOP apparently did not consider that abortion proponents would oppose JBT in the general, thereby sealing the deal for Blagojevich. Carole Marin agreed with that potential, saying Blagojevich’s […]

Schock veers left II

Have just received word Rep. Schock agreed to co-sponsor HB4156 and HB4157. Thanks very much.

Shock: Schock veers left

Wow, that was fast. It was only a year ago that Aaron Schock was the homeschooled wunderkind of the conservative movement. But I have become suspicious in recent months that the ILGOP establishment has been bottle-feeding the boy combine kool-aid when he rebuffed six (count ‘em six – 9/22, 9/23, 10/24, 11/14, 11/16, 11/21) phone […]

  
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On the one hand, the armchair thinking goes, having a grandchild may make the Iowa State Fair a less appealing place to spend the summer of 2015. Why beg donors for money at dozens of events a month when there’s a happy baby to spend time with in New York?

On the other hand, a grandchild could also heighten the pull of history for [Hillary] Clinton – the sense that she owes it to the daughters of future generations to walk the rest of the path toward becoming the most powerful woman in history….

Besides, in the vernacular of cable television, becoming a grandmother can only “humanize” Clinton, who has long been critiqued for her aloof demeanor and rigid personal discipline.

The Republican strategist Michael Goldfarb suggested the timing of the pregnancy was fortuitous for that reason, tweeting: “Just in time for HRC to have a baby on stage with her when she announces she’s running, right?”

The timing would seem to work out that way.

On Chelsea Clinton’s Facebook page, throngs of admirers noted the same hypothetical timeline. “I am sure your Mom will love having a grandchild running around the White House with her!” one wrote. Another imagined: “The first grandchild to be raised in the White house! Hillary giving the baby a bottle while giving a press conference. How wonderful!”

Still another posted a photo of an infant in a “Ready for Hillary” shirt.

~ Alexander Burns, noting some thoughts and reactions to Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement, Politico, April 17

[HT: Jill; photo via news.instyle.com]

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