Kate Michelman’s column in today’s Boston Globe is so shrill and so completely fails the laugh test that I can only hope it is the sort of attack we witness all week. If so, we are about to watch another giant step towards the collapse of the Democratic Party.
Here’s the careful reasoning of Michelman:
As Justice Sandra Day O’Connor wrote in her decision overturning these restrictions, ”Women do not lose their constitutionally protected liberty when they marry.” Judge Alito seems not to have grasped this fundamental fact of modern American life.
Alito seems as well not to think much of women’s constitutionally protected right to equality in the workplace — a right that women today take for granted.
This is the sort of crazy rhetoric that marks Nancy Pelosi, Michael Moore and Howard Dean and which promises to rescue the Republicans from even the fever swamp’s greatest hopes for an Abramoff-driven scandal.
It is the sort of screed that ordinary voters know to be deeply untrue, and far more telling about its author and her politics and allies among the Democrats than about Judge Alito.
We can only hope that Slow Joe Biden or Teddy or one of the other Democratic All Stars read it into the record.