~~ John Roberts - Supreme Court Nominee
The more one reads the writings of John Roberts, the more one has to admire the "spunk" of the guy! That's what comes from being a lone conservative amongst the sea of liberals at Harvard University. "Petulant paranoia" indeed! He truly knows the meaning of the phrase.
Liberals should love him for his disrespect in 1983, towards their despised Bob Jones University. White House lawyer John Roberts wrote to the Counsel for President Reagan referring to college president Bob Jones III as "audacious" and exhibiting "petulant paranoia" and suggested a reply from Reagan "telling Jones, in essence, to go soak his head." (The St. Petersburg Times)
Roberts went after a Reagan speech writer who wanted the President to describe the United States as "the greatest nation God ever created." Citing the Bible, Roberts wrote "God creates things like the heavens and the earth, and the birds and the fishes, but not nations."
Of course, liberal women are not apt to forgive his impertinence towards their sex in some of his written comments. When Republican congresswomen urged President Reagan to consider federally adjusting women's pay to make it more equal to men, Roberts proclaimed it a violation of free-market principles. "I honestly find it troubling that three Republican representatives are so quick to embrace such a radical redistributive concept," he wrote in a 1984 memo. "Their slogan may as well be "From each according to his ability, to each according to her gender.'"
In 1985, he wrote a memo where he joked about a White House aide who in a previous job "encouraged many former homemakers to enter law school and become lawyers." Roberts wrote "Some might question whether encouraging homemakers to become lawyers contributes to the common good, but I suppose that is for the judges to decide."
Considering that Ronald Reagan has been awarded such an honored status in American history, one realizes that the many competent individuals who counseled the President during his term of office, deserve compliments for their service. Reagan was wise to add John Roberts to his team and America will be wise to add him to the Supreme Court. Captain's Quarters has more at "Roberts - Conservative, but Not Crazy".