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Opening Arguments

Change of heart

I don't get it:

Rep. Paul Ryan, last year's Republican vice presidential nominee, said Monday that he regretted voting to ban same-sex couples in the District of Columbia from adopting children.

Unless, of course, his anti-gay stance was affected for the purposed of getting votes or his "conversion" is a dishonest bid to get votes. If either of those is true, no apology would make him anything but a pandering political hack.

But assuming he is honest, he believed one thing then and voted accordingly. Today he believes something else and would vote differently. What's to apologize for? All we can ask of anybody in office is that they always tell us where they stand and why they vote a certain way,