A preemptive "I Told You So"
When Bush makes his "moderate" nomination tonight there are two ways to respond:
1 We say that we are glad that Bush has decided to compromise on Abortion, but are concerned about the nominee's pro-kleptocapitalist leanings.
This paints Bush as willing to sell out the christianists in order to enrich his corporate cronies. This is where we want the debate to go eventually but maybe first we should:
2 Question the supposed "Pro-choice" credentials of the appointee until we somehow get a more explicit endorsement of sucking out embryo brains with a surgical vacuum.
This would totally kill any ember of hope in the christianists before we moved on to #1. The risk here is that Rove or his nominee would never clarify the position because the ambiguity is beneficial. However, other Republicans (like the gang of Maine, McCain and Specter) may feel forced to join our demand for clarification once it gains momentum.