The Roberts File

THE ROBERTS FILE….Via Susie, Newsday reports on the latest document dump on John Roberts:

As a Reagan White House attorney in 1984, John G. Roberts criticized three Republican congresswomen for supporting the “radical” idea of “comparable worth” to create pay equality between men and women.

….The memo was among 5,393 pages of records released yesterday….The records showed heavy screening by the White House, with dozens of documents withheld on claimed exemptions for national security, privacy and internal decision-making.

Hmmm. Occam’s razor suggests that the White House must consider the stuff they’re holding back to be more embarrassing than a memo criticizing comparable worth as “radical.” That’s a scary thought.

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