Robert-isms of the day
August 19, 2005
First from the Associated Press:
Disparaged state efforts to combat discrimination against women and wondered whether ''encouraging homemakers to become lawyers contributes to the common good.''
Wrote in October 1983 that he did not share Fielding's opposition to a national ID card. Separately, anticipating a presidential interview with Spanish Today, he wrote, ''I think this audience would be pleased that we are trying to grant legal status to their illegal amigos.'' [LINK]And a little more from Bloomberg:
Roberts criticized a California law to guarantee equal pay for men and women performing comparable though different jobs as "a staggeringly pernicious law codifying the anti-capitalist notion of `comparable worth' (as opposed to market-value) pay scales."
A Feb. 3, 1983, memo by Roberts said a proposed rule to require recipients of government grants, including non-profit groups and contractors, to keep those funds separate from their political-advocacy spending cut too broadly. "It is possible to 'defund the left' without alienating TRW and Boeing, but the proposals, if enacted, could do both," Roberts wrote. [LINK]Now does any of this make him a wingnut. Nope, but it does reveal a man with a firmly conservative mindset. What really worries me is that his tone suggests a man so deeply confident in his political views that he is unlikely to change his mind irrespective of the consequences -- consequences that are likely to be immense in his next job.