Guide for the Perplexed

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So the AP has discovered (thanks to Operation Rescue) that Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller contributed more money to HHS nominee Kathleen Sebelius than the latter has heretofore acknowledged. Why no outcry from GOP elders and the religious right establishment? Brody and Christianity Today‘s Sarah Pulliam seem perplexed. Answer: If she doesn’t become HHS secretary, Sebelius is the frontrunner to succeed staunch pro-life Republican Sam Brownback when he retires from the Senate next year–which could give the Dems that pesky 60th seat. No wonder Brownback is supporting Sebelius’ nomination. Getting awkwarder though.