Rep. Dawn Creekmore, the leader in the demagogue of the year sweepstakes as measured by emotion-laden legislation of little practical consequence, got her so-called partial birth abortion bill out of committee today. The bill -- to prohibit one procedure almost never used and then for severe medical emergencies -- was deemed an emergency.
A witness says spokeswomen for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood were treated rudely. Objections were raised to amendments to the bill distributed moments before the vote. Study an abortion bill? Who needs to do that? Just whoop aye and move on.
RUMOR MILL: Politicos wonder if Creekmore's rash of look-at-me legislation is to prepare for a run for state Senate in 2010. They also wonder if her pronounced right-wing tilt is preparatory for a switch to the Republican Party, more popular in Saline County, a key portion of the Senate district. Dawn?