Musings —09.28.2012 09:47 AM—
I agree with most of what my brother Powers says: she’s entitled to have a dissenting view, but – given the position she holds, and the position she took – she bloody well be ready to explain herself. She didn’t.
It’s obviously a mistake to think that a certain demographic (in this case, women) are wholly of one view on a contentious subject (in this case, when life begins). Not all Conservatives are pro-life, not all Liberals are pro-choice, for example; the vote reflected that.
As Tim notes, having a view not shared by most women is not Ambrose’s sin. Her sin is being unwilling (or unable) to explain why she voted the way she did. I doubt that it’s fatal to her career, but I am reasonably confident that she did herself no favours, at all, in the eyes of one Stephen Harper, MP.
Who, by the by, voted with most Liberals and New Democrats.