Via Matt Yglasias & Sullivan, we get a look at uber lobbyist Fred Thompson’s pro-choice past. It wouldn’t really be note worthy — the entire GOP 08 lineup is such a pallet of inveterate flip floppers they put Big Joe Turner to shame — but Thompson’s edge with the lizard brains seems to be based on the notion that he is a “true social values conservative” whereas Rudy’s just an authoritarian bastard whose kids really hate him.

As Yglesias notes, Thompson was running for office in Tennesee where a pro-choice stance (such as it is) couldn’t be expected to help him so he quite probably believes what he is saying.