Sunday, August 14, 2005

More info on the departure at NARAL

It has now been confirmed that the sudden resignation of NARAL's communications director on Friday was in protest to the pulling of the John Roberts attack ad on television:

A central player has voted with his feet in the drama over NARAL Pro-Choice America's decision to withdraw a television ad about Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. that outraged conservatives had branded as false.

Ummm... maybe so but it was actually the politically neutral Factcheck.org that called NARAL's bluff.

Some Democrats said their side should be tougher, and one of them is David E. Seldin, who as NARAL's communications director had defended the ad's linking of Roberts to violent abortion opponents as "100 percent accurate." A day after Thursday night's announcement that the ad was being yanked, Seldin sent an e-mail to friends saying that he was leaving his job immediately.

The {yawn} drama. From the very beginning the people at NARAL have demonstrated a stunning amount of arrogance and an inability to grasp the situation at hand. What this commercial amounts to is the pro-abortion industry's version of "Willie Horton" and it has backfired miserably. It was one of the left's more boneheaded miscalculations in recent history and it reveals the panic and desperation that has set in over the Supreme Court battle.