SH – Barbour runs with Taylor’s comment on abortion; anything Obama does, he can undo

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Bay St. Louis, had his say on the health care debate — and its controversial abortion compromise — but it was Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and Republican Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan who picked up his critique and ran with it.
Appearing on Fox News with Neil Cavuto on Sunday, Taylor, a strong abortion opponent, essentially dismissed the compromise that other anti-abortion Democrats had worked out with the White House to have President Obama release an executive order affirming federal funds cannot be used for abortions.
“Anything the president does by executive order he can undo by executive order,” said Taylor — an argument so to his liking that Mississippi Gov. Barbour used it in his own press release criticizing the compromise.

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3/23/10