Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin the following questions recently:
Couric: If a 15-year-old is raped by her father, do you believe it should be illegal for her to get an abortion, and why?
Couric: But ideally, you think it should be illegal for a girl who was raped or the victim of incest to get an abortion?
Couric: Some people [read: people like Katie Couric] have credited the morning-after pill for decreasing the number of abortions. How do you feel about the morning-after pill? … And so you don’t believe in the morning-after pill? [horrors!] … I’m sorry, I just want to ask you again. Do you not support or do you condone or condemn the morning-after pill?
The answers to these aren’t tough, but we all know that the point is to the offend the sensibilities of the moderates who’ll swing the election. One wonders if Katie Couric will ask her preferred candidates similarly tendentious questions. Here are a few suggestions off the top of my head:
Mr. Biden, some people think that all forms of abortion are vicious killings. Let me explain a few of the procedures and I’d like you to tell us in each case why you think it’s both good and right to support them and even take money from the people who perform them. Let’s start with the most common procedure (and I have a few pictures here)…
Pro-lifers argue that the child is alive, and with ultrasound that’s pretty much beyond a reasonable doubt even to the ignorant that we’re dealing with a baby. How can you allow someone to destroy a child? Doesn’t that innocent child have rights?
If the government doesn’t exist to protect life and liberty, what’s the point of it?
No, extremism only runs one way. You say you support a woman’s right to murder her offspring? Nothing extreme about that. No biggie. You get a 100% rating from NARAL— straight A’s? That’s not extreme or unbalanced. You’re a family man and you look good on TV. You speak at events like this held by the nation’s largest abortion mill operator, and you speak approvingly of new clinics? Hm, well, it seems like you’re more than a reluctant supporter, but hey, it’s all in moderation and extremists don’t wear nice suits anyway. Oh, you take money directly from abortionists? Well, nothing to see here either. Move along.