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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

The GOP Divide

Today's NY Times has this story about a closed-door rally for religious conservatives led by Sen. Sam Brownback. Brownback went into more detail on themes he addressed briefly in his convention speech last night: ending international trafficking in women, outlawing abortion, and religious persecution abroad.

Meanwhile, Kansas's new national committeeman for the Republican National Committee, Steve Cloud, was honored last night by The Republican Majority for Choice. The Lenexa Republican managed to get the party to moderate its position on abortion in its 2004 platform last week. The platform now includes language saying Republicans "respect and accept that members of our Party have deeply held and sometimes differing views."

True -- but that doesn't mean they're always happy about them.