August 10, 2005
John Roberts, radical liberal
Conservative logic is a bit like a round-the-world trip—you drift far enough to the right, you’ll end up by the left:
WASHINGTON – A conservative group in Virginia said Tuesday it was withdrawing its support for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts’ confirmation because of his work helping overturn a Colorado referendum on gays.
The group, Public Advocate of the United States, is one of the first conservative organizations to announce anything but support for the judge.
Eugene Delgaudio, the president of the group, said in an interview that he hopes his stance will prod others. […] “We can’t take our limited resources and put it toward a candidate who is not a strict constructionist when we were told he is,” Delgaudio said.
… Delgaudio said his group had planned to send out more than 1 million pieces of direct mail for Roberts, as well as work telephones, poll and conduct petition drives.
But now, “canceling our mail campaign is the least we can do,” he said. He said he would poll his group to see if members want him to be neutral, spend money to oppose Roberts or reinstate support.
… Arguments that Roberts’ work on the case does not equal support for gay rights doesn’t wash with Delgaudio. “Nobody’s forced to help your opponents,” he said. “I can’t believe that a senior attorney would voluntarily help somebody he doesn’t agree with. I don’t believe it. It’s not credible.”
And if there’s one thing the wingnuts have going for them, it’s credibility.
BREAKING (OK, not exactly breaking): In a related (OK, vaguely related) development, Giblets offers advice on how to tell how gay your gay son is. Among the helpful tips:
- Place two photographs in front of your son lying face down. On the left place a photograph of Tom Welling, TV's gay Superman; on the right place the stern but genial visage of James Dobson. Flip them over simultaneously. Which does your son look at first? If he looks at Tom Welling, he is gay. If he looks at James Dobson, he is gay with an unnatural fixation for James Dobson.
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