And that’s what his friends say about him. From Steve Chapman’s editorial in the Baltimore Sun, President Needs To Show His Nerve:
Anti-abortion groups have every reason to insist that Mr. Bush finally do something major for their cause. They helped propel him to the nomination in 2000, but until now, they’ve gotten meager returns.
On this issue, Mr. Bush is a master of prudent evasion. He can rarely bring himself to utter the word “abortion,” preferring that soft-focus term “the culture of life.”
Is there any issue that Bush is not a master of prudent evasion on? I’m still trying to figure out why Democrats haven’t followed Harry Reid’s lead in his Rolling Stone interview and just started calling Bush a lying sack of crap.