Saturday, August 20, 2005


Critics of Supreme Court nominee Judge John G. Roberts Jr. suffered a blow recently when NARAL was forced to pull its botched TV attack ad. But take heart anti-Robertsonians! You may have just picked up another support group. Yep, Judge Roberts' newly-revealed writings shows he has antagonized yet another group: Michael Jackson groupies:

On April 30, 1984, Roberts wrote to oppose a presidential award that was to have been given to Jackson for his efforts against drunk driving. Roberts particularly objected to award wording that described Jackson as an "outstanding example" for American youth.

Roberts wrote: "If one wants the youth of America and the world sashaying around in garish sequined costumes, hair dripping with pomade, body shot full of female hormones to prevent voice change, mono-gloved, well, then, I suppose 'Michael,' as he is affectionately known in the trade, is in fact a good example. Quite apart from the problem of appearing to endorse Jackson's androgynous life style, a Presidential award would be perceived as a shallow effort by the President to share in the constant publicity surrounding Jackson. . . . The whole episode would, in my view, be demeaning to the President."

Judge Roberts, you're a goner now. All together now: "If the glove don't go you must vote no!"


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