A Planned Parenthood "Enemy" On The Abortion Payroll? I Think Not.
By Erick Posted in 2008 — Comments (91) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Want to know who the Clintons are worried about? Witness tomorrow's coordinated Los Angeles Times
article attack hitting Fred Thompson. Despite being a newspaper story tonight, it was posted after 6:30 p.m. and less than an hour later Kevin Drum was already hitting Thompson.
Let's put this in perspective. As the American Spectator notes
In the story that the L.A. Times will report out within the next 24 to 48 hours, the paper will claim that Thompson was "hired" by the National Family Planning and Reproductive Rights Association, whose director, Judith DeSarno, was acquainted with a then-partner at Arent Fox, former Congressman Michael Barnes. In fact, DeSarno worked as a senior aide to Barnes during his time in Congress. According to Arent Fox insiders, Barnes, who now directs the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and DeSarno are both well-known left-wing activists. Most recently, both were active against the nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Thompson was an adviser to Roberts, and served as his Senate "sherpa" during the confirmation process.
Michael Barnes is a former Democratic congressman who was so left wing, Maryland voters rejected him in the Democratic Senate primary against Barbara Mikulski. DeSarno worked for him in Congress. They are both connected to Arent Fox, which is now a Democrat leaning lobbying firm filled up with Clintonistas.
Here's the deal: Fred Thompson made one phone call for a friend on a matter pertaining to Haiti and felt compelled to register as a lobbyist. Here, the claim Fred was retained to help an abortion group and yet there is no registration paperwork, there are no logs at the White House on the matter, and the former President's Chief of Staff has no recollection of it.
The only two people who do are two fringe lefties.
Meanwhile, Thompson has a 100% pro-life rating while in the Senate and is an "enemy" according to Planned Parenthood.
Two final details: remember, this is the same newspaper that wrote a "serious" news article about Fred Thompson playing an anti-semite in Wiseguy back in the 80's was going to cause him electoral problems in 2008. I guess the LA Times has decided to abandon all sense of fairness. Also, the reporter has issues with being soft on Dems.