You’ll be hearing a lot about Judge John Robert’s alleged hostility to women with regards to the so-called women’s issues. But the people who push this nonsense don’t speak for us.
A group of women who support Roberts met yesterday at the National Press Club. As the Washington Post reported:
“In a throwback to the politics of the 1980s, the feminist movement and its favored policies and legal arguments of a generation ago have emerged as flash points in the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr. to the Supreme Court.
“More than a dozen conservative activists and commentators, in a makeshift group called Women for Roberts, gathered yesterday at the National Press Club, alleging that ‘feminists on the left’ have distorted the nominee’s quarter-century-long paper trail to cast him as hostile to equality for women.
“‘He doesn’t have a sexist bone in his body,’ declared Linda Chavez, who worked with Roberts in the Reagan administration.
“On the same floor at the same time, the liberal People for the American Way formally announced its opposition to Roberts, alleging that the Bush nominee is intolerably hostile to civil rights, privacy and women’s rights.
“‘When issues of justice and equality came before him, John Roberts devoted himself to finding problems with solutions, not finding solutions to problems,’ said Ralph G. Neas, president of the group, which spearheaded the campaign to defeat court nominee Robert H. Bork in 1987. Neas said Roberts might appear affable and measured but suggested that the nominee’s views reveal a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.'”
The IWF’s own Jennifer Braceras, whose remarks were made available at the event, was quoted in the Post article:
“To say that Roberts is hostile to these women because he opposed these radical initiatives simply defies common sense,” Jennifer Braceras said.
Among the speakers was Mary Ellen Bork, wife of America’s greatest Supreme Court justice who wasn’t actually allowed to serve.