The latest press release from NOW regarding the nomination of Judge John Roberts to the U.S. Supreme Court is a doozy. It is NOW's President Kim Gandy's statement from a "No on Roberts" press conference.
Roberts' attitudes aren't conservative, they're simply backward. And women can't afford to go that direction....
Roberts has been downright dismissive of people who stand up for their own rights and the rights of others, with the cavalier attitude of one whose rights have always been guaranteed....
They are organizing campus campaigns and local events, and generating letters and phone calls — telling their Senators that we are united in one message: A lifetime appointment for John Roberts on the Supreme Court would spell decades of disaster for women and girls.
Looks like NARAL's Nancy Keenan may have some competition for the award of Most Over-The-Top Rhetoric From A Pro-Choice Feminist Leader (I think that will be a category at next year's MTV movie awards).
If you want to see Gandy lay out some whoppers check out this C-SPAN program from a couple of days ago where Gandy and FRC's Cathy Cleaver Ruse discuss Roberts and abortion. I can't download it because my Real Player isn't working to the best of its abilities but if her comments are anything like Ed Whelan describes them, it should be a good time.