This is ancient history as far as the 24 hour news cycle goes, but I find it very interesting. In the second debate, Bush mentioned the Dred Scott decision. I just shrugged it off as the only bad Supreme Court decision the moron could remember.
Thanks to Jake at LMB, I learned that it was actually a coded message to the anti-abortion crowd. Although I fear the cloak and dagger pandering might be lost on them, since they are dumb enough to believe a pile of goo that doesn’t have a nervous system is the same thing as you or me.