Lott's Promise to Bring Up Abortion Worries Bush Aides
Days after winning unchallenged control of the government, the Bush White House and the incoming Republican congressional leadership have scaled back their ambitious tax cut proposals and dampened expectations for an overhaul of Social Security.
So what was Trent Lott vowing in Churchillian tones? Homeland security legislation? An economic stimulus package?
Well, Lott wants those, too, but his vow was to pass a ban on what opponents of the procedure call "partial-birth" abortions. In an interview with American Family Radio the morning after the GOP midterm election triumph, Lott told the Christian radio network: "We will move the partial-birth abortion bill through. The House did it this year. Once again, Tom Daschle would not call it up. I will."
Such public pronouncements on the Hill worry Bush aides. It's not because the president objects to the policy â€“ he had said he would sign a ban on...