Wrote Mark Finkelstein at Newsbusters.org yesterday:

Who cares if Barack Obama won’t protect a child who is born alive after an abortion? Gas is over $4/gallon!
So argued Donna Brazile when Bill Bennett pressed her on the matter today. The issue arose during a post-Obama press conference kibitzing session on CNN’s Situation Room. Bennett was making the point that the complaisant media in attendance had failed to press the candidate on tough issues.

Here’s the clip. (Thanks to Mark for being so kind as to post it on YouTube.)

Read transcript of Brazile/Bennett exchange on page 2.
Continued Mark…

Bennett was alluding to the fact that, as CNSNews editor Terry Jeffrey has observed:

Barack Obama is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate ever.
He is so pro-abortion that he refused as an IL state senator to support legislation to protect babies who survived late-term abortions because he did not want to concede – as he explained in a cold-blooded speech on the IL Senate floor – that these babies, fully outside their mothers’ wombs, with their hearts beating and lungs heaving, were in fact “persons.”

The IL bill that Obama refused to support had language identical to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act that passed the U.S. Senate 98-0, with such senators as Barbara Boxer voting in favor.
But who cares about such stuff when gas is over four bucks a gallon? Not Donna Brazile or the MSM, apparently.

Transcript of Bravile/Bennett exchange on CNN, June 25:

WOLF BLITZER: If you had been at that news conference, Bill, and you had a chance to ask one question, today, what would you have asked, if you were a reporter?
BILL BENNETT: I think when he brought up Chicago I would have said “why are you to the left of NARAL, Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein when it comes to abortion? Are you really there?” Not that it’s the only issue in the campaign, but I gotta question the guy’s moral judgment, who doesn’t see a problem with killing a baby after it’s been born after eight months.
DONNA BRAZILE: But he’s had an opportunity in several debates to talk about his position on abortion —
BENNETT: What is the answer to that question?
BRAZILE: Bill, look —
BENNETT: What is the answer?!
BRAZILE: You want to have a conversation about narrow issues —
BENNETT: That is not: that is fundamental!
BRAZILE: It is a fundamental issue, but the American people want to talk about gas prices —
BRAZILE: They want to talk about the economy.
BRAZILE: They want to talk about housing [inaudible] —
BENNETT: I want to talk about all of that. Wolf asked me if there were one, if there were one [question I could ask.]
BRAZILE: So if you want to go back to talking about same-sex marriages and abortions —
BENNETT: I didn’t say anything about same-sex marriage. I asked about that [Obama’s abortion position].
BRAZILE: Again, Bill, Senator Obama, perhaps you missed all of the Democratic debates–I didn’t–Senator Obama has talked about all these issues.
BENNETT: He hasn’t answered the question.

Read entire transcript here.

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