Sebelius Rivalry

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You’ve got your Bill Donohues, calling HHS secretary designate Kahleen Sebelius “one of the most extreme pro-abortion zealots in the nation.” But then you’ve your Catholics for Sebelius (including Cahill, Hollenbach, Kmiec, and Reese) making the case that she represents the new approach to to abortion reduction. On the evangelical side, you’ve got your Family Research Councils and Traditional Values Coalitions denouncing, while Faith in Public Life rounds up applause from Joel Hunter and some other center-right (and center-center and center-left) types. So far, the Sebelius nomination is shaping up as a bit of a vindication for the common ground strategy. The Religion Industrial Complex strikes. Rep. Chris Smith grinds his teeth. Take that, Pastordan!