Thursday, July 21, 2005

Is a nominee's wife fair game?

Being preoccupied with the news from London this morning, I didn't open the Los Angeles Times till this afternoon, and found this headline just below the fold: "Wife of Nominee Holds Strong Antiabortion Views." Jane Roberts, wife of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, has been involved with a prolife group called Feminists for Life.

I couldn't help wondering, if the reverse were true and a candidate's wife held strong pro-abortion views, would that also rate a headline in the Times? And regardless of the answer to that question (I suspect we already know the answer), is it right that a nominee's spouse's career or advocacy be raised in the press? Will the Democrats raise the issue of Mrs. Roberts during the confirmation hearings?

I've often considered dropping my Times subscription, but it's hard to imagine living without their great Sports section...and reading the news coverage certainly gives insight into mindset of the Left.

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