The headline and lead say it all:
Thompson lobbied for abortion-rights group, it says
A spokesman for the GOP presidential hopeful says he did no such work. An ex-colleague calls the denial 'bizarre.'
Are Mssrs. Sada, Matsuoka (wherever he is), Kyuma, et al thinking, why didn't I think of that?
Seriously, on the face of it, the allegations look pretty convincing. I can see why Fred Thompson can't say that he was just doing his job (a la Mitt Romney as Massachusetts governor), or changed his mind like the other Republican candidates (including Mitt Romney). But is he sure that he has the nerves to withstand the attack from his opponents? The silver lining for the Republicans is that this makes Alberto Gonzales look good. I mean, he only forgot, period.
Speaking of changing minds, MAFF Minister's parents issued a written statement on Sunday retracting his mother's previous claim that, contrary to the filing with the authorities, their home was not being used as his main office. Prime Minister Abe had said as much earlier in the day on TV, stating that it was his understanding that they would be making a clarifying statement later in the day.