Guest blogged by Jon Ponder, Pensito Review.
This sounds like a story you might read on the spoof site, womenforjohnmccain.com, which my colleague Trish at Pensito Review wrote about earlier today, but, sadly, this is no joke. Or at least it's not meant to be.
Yesterday, just in time for the start of the Democratic National Convention, the McCain campaign released a new ad that features Debra Bartoshevich, a nurse from Washington, who claims to be a "proud Hillary Clinton Democrat" who now plans to vote for McCain.
But at news conference in Denver arranged for the Republican National Committee, Bartoshevich revealed what appears to be a shaky grasp on her candidate's position on an issue that is fundamental to actual Hillary Clinton supporters:
Bartoshevich must have missed McCain's appearance at the Saddleback megachurch a couple of weeks ago, when he said this:
MCCAIN: At the moment of conception. (APPLAUSE). I have a 25- year pro-life record in the Congress, in the Senate. And as president of the United States, I will be a pro-life president. And this presidency will have pro-life policies. That’s my commitment. That’s my commitment to you.
And Bartoshevich has apparently not bothered to look up McCain's position on abortion, which is plainly stated on his website, under the heading "Overturning Roe v. Wade":
Or there is another possibility: Maybe Debra Bartoshevich is a Republican plant and not really a "proud Hillary Clinton Democrat" at all.