A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Thursday, July 21, 2005


I'm back and there is so much news! I am never going to be able to catch up.

First up, the nomination of John Roberts to fill Sandra O'Connor's Supreme Court seat. I don't know much about the man, but he sounds pretty good.

On the front page of the Socialist-Review on Wednesday, 20 July, good old Sandy is quoted as saying Roberts is a "brilliant legal mind, a straight shooter, articulate, and he should not have any trouble being confirmed by October. He's good in every way, except he's not a woman." (emphasis added, but you know that's what she really thinks is most important)

Wow, what a sexist remark. If some man said, "She's good in every way, except she's not a man," all the wacko-feminist (but I repeat myself) groups would be up in arms. How dare she say such a thing? I am glad John Roberts is not a woman. I, frankly, don't like women in such powerful positions. Women are, for the most part, much more emotional than men. We don't rationalize without adding emotion much of the time. I hope we never have a female President.

Sandy continued on:
She said she was almost sure President Bush would not appoint a woman as a replacement for William H. Rehnquist because she didn't think he would want a woman as chief justice. "So that almost assures there won't be a woman appointed to the court at this time."
Thank God!