Ok, I've unlisted my phone number, changed my name, and moved to a different (red) state. Now I can safely say it: The Democratic defense of abortion makes me cringe.
It's the stridency, the insistence, the repetition of a “woman's right to choose.” It rubs me the wrong way -- and I'm one of those classic 30-something, northeastern, educated, pro-choice women who believes the message. I'm tormented by the idea that even as I support Democratic candidates -- and, yes, on this issue -- I'm turned off by their abortion rhetoric.
Arianna Huffington, columnist and author of the bestselling Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America, lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters. Here she discusses her latest book, Fanatics and Fools, and other matters.
Your new book, Fanatics and Fools, is a compendium of George W. Bush's ideologically driven programs, abroad and at home. How do you think this White House is able to deflect the accusations that it tells lies and half-truths? Why do people still see Bush as a good leader?