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Thompson Confuses Civil Unions With Soviet Union

Pam Spaulding: The freeper fantasy candidate's pre-programmed answers on same-sex marriage didn't exactly help him out this time.
This post, written by Pam Spaulding, originally appeared on Pam's House Blend

Freeper fantasy candidate Fred Thompson's pre-programmed answers on same-sex marriage ("those activist judges!") didn't exactly help him out when asked about New Hampshire's new civil unions law, and the possibility of a federal CU. He blew a circuit. (AP):
Edward Paul, an employee of the Delta Dental Plans Association, asked the question Monday, but had trouble being understood.
"I'm proud to say that in January 2008 New Hampshire has passed a law facilitating civil unions here. ... What is your belief for federal civil unions to be passed?" Paul asked.
"Soviet Union?" Thompson responded.
"No, civil unions," Paul said.
"Oh. No, I would not be in support of that," Thompson said.
Thompson then went on to talk about marriage, since he had that answer in RAM:
"Basically so far, it is a judge-made controversy," Thompson said. "No state or governor has signed off on such legislation on the state level that has endorsed marriage between the same sexes. There may have been a couple of courts that said the Constitution of their states has required that, so it's a judicially made situation as far as I am concerned."
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