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March 12, 2011

Genius! GOP Picks Lisa Murkowski To Give Party's Response To Obama's Weekly Address

I guess no actual Republicans, you know ones that Republican voters selected, were available.

Apparently that was some sort of reward for opposing the GOP's effort to defund Planned Parenthood.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has come out in opposition to the House’s attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, making her the first Republican senator to specifically support the beleaguered organization.

“I believe Planned Parenthood provides vital services to those in need and disagree with their funding cuts in the bill,” Murkowski wrote in a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Vice Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). “I ask you to consider these programs going forward to determine if there is room for allowing continued funding.”

Murkowski’s move follows that of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who last week came out against the House vote to defund Title X, the only federal program dedicated to reproductive health issues.

You'll be shocked! shocked to find out that Murkowski was outraged when Joe Miller and Jim DeMint tried to warn Alaska voters that she was insufficiently committed to fighting abortion.

It's almost as if she's a lying liberal. But hey, it's a great idea to let her keep her leadership position on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and let her represent the party the rejected her. See if they give her enough goodies she be a team player. It's fine in theory but in practice, it's not such a great idea.


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