Alabama Democratic Party Chair Joe Turnham, while responding to Alabama Republicans welcoming Rudy G. and Mitt to their state, said in a press release:
After Alabama Repubs have filibustered 27 straight legislative days away and after the Repub Party has welcomed 'pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun' Rudy and Mitt to Alabama...what do they do but pull that same 'old play card' on us today...never mind the deficits (trade and budget), Iraq, Drought, Gas Prices...Sigh. First, to be clear, he isn't saying that he's against any of those positions that he assigns to Mitt and Rudy. In fact, this bears a closer resemblance to some Democrats who are politically supportive of a liberal position, but don't really care or understand it, and then joke around about conservatives' inconstency/silliness on the issue to advance their political agenda as an identity. I suppose this is better than the conservative tactic of labeling any Democrat who doesn't toe the party line a "hypocrite" somehow, but I guess that's partisan politics for you.
So one really has to wonder if he is in favor of gay rights, choice, and responsible gun control, but that someone can be someone other than me right now. That state's only openly lesbian Representative Patricia Todd responded, and her letter is after the jump.