<sarcasm on>If there’s ever been a reason not to confirm a nominee for the Supreme Court, this is it. Aint it great that Dana Milbank is getting back to reporting hard news?</sarcasm off>
Last week, researchers found several memos from the summer and fall of 1984 in which future Supreme Court nominee John Roberts, working as a Reagan White House lawyer, argued against sending presidential thank-you notes to Michael Jackson for his charitable works. But it turns out this was just the beginning of what appears to be the young lawyer’s concerns about the star. Three new memos uncovered by Post reporters show Roberts described Jackson as “androgynous,” “mono-gloved” and a balladeer of illegitimacy.
On April 30, 1984, Roberts wrote to oppose a presidential award that was to have been given to Jackson for his efforts against drunk driving. Roberts particularly objected to award wording that described Jackson as an “outstanding example” for American youth.
Roberts wrote: “If one wants the youth of America and the world sashaying around in garish sequined costumes, hair dripping with pomade, body shot full of female hormones to prevent voice change, mono-gloved, well, then, I suppose ‘Michael,’ as he is affectionately known in the trade, is in fact a good example. Quite apart from the problem of appearing to endorse Jackson’s androgynous life style, a Presidential award would be perceived as a shallow effort by the President to share in the constant publicity surrounding Jackson. . . . The whole episode would, in my view, be demeaning to the President.”
“A presidential award to Jackson would be perceived as a shallow effort by the president to exploit the constant publicity surrounding Jackson, particularly since other celebrities have done as much for worthy causes as Jackson but have not been singled out by the President.”
<sarcasm on>Wow, he really is an insensitive cad isn’t he? How can we trust John Roberts on the bench of the highest court in the land when he hates a true American…our Gloved-One…Our Michael!</sarcasm off>
After months of unsuccessful fishing and dumpster diving, the Left lobs this dud to the press. They’re completely out of oxygen on Roberts.