July 22, 2004

Senator Rick Santorum, Hero to Bigots Everywhere

Once again, foxnews: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,124885,00.html

Apparently, another one of President Bush's federal court nominees is an arch-conservative alpha-male (and no, I'm not talking about Mr. "Nothing's wrong with cross-burning" Charles Pickering). 

J. Leon Holmes, recently confirmed 51-46 by the Senate to the federal district court in Arkansas, firmly believes that "the wife is to subordinate herself to the husband ... the woman is to place herself under the authority of the man."

In enlightening commentary, Sen. Rick "I'm not against homosexuality, I'm against homosexual acts" Santorum feels it is another instance of unfair attention on a person who has conservative religious views that are shared by millions of Americans.  You know, like the killing of Jews who aren't Christian, or the lynching of blacks who dared to whistle at a white woman...I should stop, I'm getting naughty.

3 comments:

Noumena said...

Oh, come on. There's no way this kind of misogyny is new among the people Bush's nominated.

Unsurprisingly, the vote went largely along party lines. Note that six Dems voted Yea, three Repubs voted Nay (none of whom was McCain), and Edwards and Kerry did not vote (as they were not in DC).

Archgarth said...

Oh, it's not as though it's any surprise, it just amazes me that there isn't more coverage about these justices, not the ones that are as extreme as Pickering, but still extreme nonetheless. It's a sad sad day when I learn about this through Foxnews.

LameAim said...

See, I knew I had a good reason for not whistling at white women.