Romney ‘The Brethren in Salt Lake City told me I could take this position’

hat tip to Kosovian Bob Love

My headline is a paraphrase for the sake of brevity , so here’s the actual context and link..

Judith Dushku is a Mormon feminist and FORMER friend of Romney as well as a member of the same Mormon congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Judy Dushku: Then in 1994, when Romney was running for the Senate, he came out in favor of choice for women — which was surprising to me. I was pleased and called, asking to see him. I told him I suspected that we had our differences, but that maybe I could work with him if he’d come to a really good position on women and childbirth.

And he said – Yes, come to my office.

I went to his office and I congratulated him on taking a pro-choice position. And his response was – Well they told me in Salt Lake City I could take this position, and in fact I probably had to in order to win in a liberal state like Massachusetts.

Suzan Mazur: Who’s “THEY”?

Good question! Bad answer.

Judy Dushku: I asked him the same question. And he said “the Brethren” in Salt Lake City.

And I said, Mitt, it doesn’t make me happy to hear that. What you’re suggesting is that you’re not genuinely pro-choice. It’s a position of convenience.

He said – Oh no, I actually had an aunt who died of a botched abortion. So I have some positive feelings about choice, but basically I know that I have to take that position.


“I know (and The Brethren know) I have to take this position to put a Mormon into a powerful political office in a Liberal state.

Another Romney quote you will no doubt enjoy..

“I’m happy to learn that after I speak you’re going to hear from Ann Coulter. That’s a good thing.

Watch this Mother of All Flip Flop videos.

1994 Pro Choice position while campaigning for the Senate.


2007 Pro Life campaigning to be the next wingnut-in-chief.

Coulter: “He [Romney] is probably our best candidate. Romney tricked liberals into voting for him. I like a guy who hoodwinks liberals so easily.”

Is it OK to lie to the American People?

Maybe “they” said it was Okay.


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    • Zwoof on December 7, 2007 at 05:19

    another lying liar lying

    • srkp23 on December 7, 2007 at 05:39

    This dude frightens me. He is a perfect nothingness in pursuit of power for some reason. What is the reason?  

  1. coulter thingy


  2. He has no use for women other than as props.  And he’s a

    weasel too.  Four years of him as Gov. was four years too

    many.  Yuk!  Look forward to seeing him go down in flames.

    (And when I calm down I’ll tell you what I really think) 😉

    • Tigana on December 7, 2007 at 07:54

    Look into that, and you can sink Huckster’s showboat.  

    • Tigana on December 7, 2007 at 09:26

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