Tim Cahill’s stance of being all things to all people has finally come back to bite him. The Boston Globe reports that the Mass Citizens for Life is now confused as to Tim Cahill’s stance on Abortion.
“Cahill holds prolife positions on all aspects of the issue from abortion funding to informed consent, to partial birth abortion and parental consent,” Madeline McComish, the chairwoman of the PAC, said in a statement.
But Cahill’s spokeswoman Amy Birmingham maintained yesterday that he remains pro-choice. On Friday, she said, “He would never do anything to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
McComish said yesterday that she was surprised to learn that Cahill still favors abortion rights and that she would ask him to clarify his position.
Ms. McComish, his position is pretty clear as stated above by his press flack. He favors abortion and wouldn’t try to overturn Roe v. Wade.” You got hoodwinked.
What prompted the the Globe to take a look at Cahill’s changing position?
“He came in and the PAC interviewed him and I was impressed with him,” she[McComick] added. “And I do believe, based on my meeting with him, that he is prolife. Otherwise we would not have endorsed him.”
The seeming disparity led to scrutiny in the blogosphere over the past week.
Rob Eno, publisher of the conservative blog Red Mass Group, posted cached images of Cahill’s campaign website showing that his campaign had erased abortion rights from a list of Cahill’s personal beliefs and cornerstones of his candidacy.
According to a web page saved May 25 and posted on Eno’s site, Cahill’s campaign website said in May: “I believe in and support a woman’s right to choose. I also believe that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.”
Tim Cahill, it might be time to take the words of this Abraham Lincoln adage to heart.
You may fool all the people some of the time, you can even fool some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.