Kay Bailey Hutchison: John McCain in a Dress?

As Texas' gubernatorial primary approaches, Governor Rick Perry's main challenger, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, is doing her best to pawn herself off as a conservative. But there's an elephant in the room that’s hard to conceal, an elephant that keeps reminding Texans that no matter what Hutchison says about her so-called conservatism, she's a pro-choice senator who believes "Roe v. Wade is working very well."

And the cold hard facts are that Hutchison has a lot more than her pro-choice viewpoints to hide. In truth, she has a Senate voting record that spans seventeen years and makes her look less and less like a conservative, and more and more like John McCain in a dress.

Speaking of McCain, in 2005 Hutchison sided with him and the Democrats against President George W. Bush by supporting the legislation that hamstrung our war on terror by limiting our military’s interrogation options against captured terrorists. This legislation marked the beginning of McCain’s push for what Rush Limbaugh described as the “terrorist bill of rights,” and Hutchison was right there to support it.

In 2006, Hutchison again sided with the Democrats against Bush when she voted to expand stem cell research so that it would include the use of stem cells taken from aborted fetuses. If you consider the fact that she doesn’t believe a baby in a mother’s womb has “viability” until “six months” into the pregnancy, it’s not really surprising that she’d be willing to use aborted children for experiments.

It should also come as no surprise that Hutchison was a longtime member of “WISH List,” the political action committee formed to raise money for pro-choice, Republican Senate candidates who are female. She quit that group when she decided to run against Perry, because being openly pro-choice and running for governor of Texas is about as damning as being openly anti-gun and doing the same.