a rose by any other name
Well. Well. Well. I guess it's a free country, and you can change your name, and your kid's name, to whatever you want. Although if you're going to change one of your children's middle names to Pro-Life, why wouldn't you change the middle names of the other fourteen?
Electoral issues aside (It might be a tiny problem that this guy doesn't support the rule of constitutional law, but maybe I'm being picky about details), I don't have a problem with him legally changing his name to reflect his, um, beliefs. It reminds me of Byron (Low-Tax) Looper, a Tennessee politician who legally changed his middle name to (Low-Tax) (parentheses and all) a few years back. Unfortunately, Mr. Looper had some legal issues relating to his time as Putnam County Tax Assessor, but that turned out to be small change compared to his subsequent conviction for the murder of his opponent in a state Senate race.
It gets better. Since the Democratic candidate for the seat was dead, (Low-Tax) ended up being the only name on the ballot, due to some technicalities in the Tennessee electoral code. A write-in candidate managed to get organized enough to win.
Anyway, despite the fact that Mr. Pro-Life says that Idaho should "ignore federal court decisions," I'm sure he's not as out there as (Low-Tax) Looper. And if you need a gimmicky name-change, your campaign's probably already in so much trouble that we don't have to worry about the fate of the republic.