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Bob Marshall Speaks on Palin

Tim Craig

Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), who frequently pushes bills in the General Assembly to restrict access to birth control, has entered the debate surrounding the announcement this week that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) unmarried, 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

In a statement sent to reporters, Marshall accused Democrats of launching "vicious and outrageously personal political attacks" on Bristol Palin because she plans to keep the baby. Marshall didn't offer up any examples of Virginia Democrats being involved in attacks on Bristol Palin, but said, "liberal Democrats affirm a right to privacy for any woman who wants to have a legal abortion, but they are granting no such privilege to Bristol Palin."

"The Democrats excuse themselves from the sin of scandal but they're more than willing to use children as pawns on political chessboards," said Marshall, who wants to outlaw all abortions. "Like the Pharisees when they confronted Christ with a woman taken in adultery, whom they couldn't have cared less about, Democrat liberals will use any means to try to take the gloss off John McCain's smart vice presidential pick."

At the state GOP convention in June, Marshall came within 70 votes of being the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate against Democrat Mark R. Warner.

Jared Leopold, a spokesman for the Virginia Democratic Party, said "families should be totally off limits in our political process just like Senator Obama has been staying."

"As usual, Delegate Marshall's bizarre conspiracy theories are not at all based on fact. He might as well accuse Democrats of landing a spaceship in Roanoke," Leopold said.

By Tim Craig  |  September 3, 2008; 12:18 PM ET
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This bozo couldn't even muster up 70 votes to beat that joke of a candidate Jim Gilmore. How can anybody take what Marshall says seriously?

Posted by: 20036 | September 3, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Leopold has a good point. The McCain campaign would be wise to give Del. Marshall a call.

Posted by: NoVA | September 3, 2008 12:58 PM | Report abuse

"Like the Pharisees when they confronted Christ with a woman taken in adultery, whom they couldn't have cared less about,"

I can't believe this guy was almost the Senate nominee. No more Conventions!

Posted by: Hector | September 3, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

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