On Hardball, opening with a clip of JFK explaining that elected officials ought not shill for Rome, or any church. It’s over here. The show, for once, lives up to its name — it’s not pretty for Tobin. Says Chris Matthews:
What should the penalty be for a girl who gets an abortion?….
If there’s a hesitancy to punish a woman for having an abortion, maybe that’s instructive to you sir, Your Excellency, because when you realize you don’t really want to punish a woman for having an abortion, under the law, then maybe you should step back from using the law as your tool in enforcing moral authority… I’ve asked you now three times what the law should be, and if you can’t do it, then maybe you shouldn’t be involved in telling Congressman Kennedy how to write the law.