I am starting to feel sorry for Doug Kmiec. After his most recent article for the L.A. Times in defense of Obama on abortion you got to wonder how deep of a hole he is willing to dig for himself. At the rate he is going he is going to run into copyright infringement on Jules Verne’s Journey ot the center of the earth.
I do wonder how he found himself in this predicament of going from a vocal Gov. Romney supporter to a vocal Sen. Obama supporter which is not exactly a normal progression. Though maybe it is not as hard to go from saying that Mitt Romney is now pro-life and had a pro-life conversion to saying that Sen. Obama is the best hope to reduce abortion. Though the defense of Romney is at least plausible.
Sometimes I get the sense that Kmiec went to Sen. Obama in a fit of pique instead of being willing to support McCain and he has been trying to justify himself ever since.
Now many of us probably have taking a position that we later realized was foolish, but were too prideful to admit our mistake. Though when you take such a public position, pride can really kick in to keep you from saying "What in the world was I thinking, boy did I screw up."
This is why I propose a "Witless Protection Program." The Witless Protection Program would take people who took really stupid public stances and relocate them to somewhere else in the United States and give them new names and new lives. U.S. Marshals would oversee the Witless Protection Program or Witless Security Program (WitlessSec) and make sure that the Witlesses stay our of political life or make future stupid public opinions.
I am sure that if Doug Kmiec was offered such a program he would surely avail himself of it. Surely it would be a relief to be able to stop defending Obama as someone who would actually reduce abortions. He wouldn’t have to explain how the The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) which Obama promised to sign as soon as presented to him which overrides all existing restrictions on abortion in the states will actually reduce abortion. So write your Senator and Congressmen and support the Witless Protection Program to help save so many like Professor Kmiec.