Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I'll Get You, Wascally Woberts

It seems John Roberts wants to extend that stealth nominee tag in many ways, for just like a stealth bomber, he most likely will leave a swath of destruction in his path if he gets to don Supreme Court justice robes. Here's the latest from USA Today:

As an assistant White House counsel in 1984, John Roberts scoffed at the notion that men and women should earn equal pay in jobs of comparable importance, and he belittled three female Republican members of Congress who promoted that idea to the Reagan administration.


In his memo to White House counsel Fred Fielding, Roberts said the women's letter "contends that more is required because women still earn only $0.60 for every $1 earned by men, ignoring the factors that explain that apparent disparity, such as seniority, the fact that many women frequently leave the work force for extended periods of time. ... I honestly find it troubling that three Republican representatives are so quick to embrace such a radical redistributive concept. Their slogan may as well be, 'From each according to his ability, to each according to her gender.'"

Or, to put it in other words: "Look out, America! Feminism is next to communism!"

Gee, I wonder why women leave the work force for extended periods of time and therefore don't get to have the seniority of someone who can just stick with his job for a long, long time like a Sperm, uh, Strom Thurmond.

Of course, the whole original sin thing is their fault, listening to that serpent and making us bite that apple and all, so perhaps they should be paid a little less and have all the joys of labor, too. Indeed, I'm sure for Roberts it seems utterly suspicious that women, who can cause so many problems, are associated with the word "labor," which is the only thing that keeps business from really making money. Darn greedy women and workers.


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