We are the 99%

April 26, 2006

Some Pennsylvanians aren't happy with Lil Ricky

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:
Facing a stiff reelection challenge, Sen. Rick Santorum (R., Pa.) reached out yesterday to a vital constituency: female voters.

Santorum was host to a "Professional Women's Conference on the Hill" and invited 3,000 community leaders, university officials, and other women from Pennsylvania. About 90 women attended.
But here's the interesting part:
In it, Santorum wrote: "For some parents, the purported need to provide things for their children simply provides a convenient rationalization for pursuing a gratifying career outside the home. Many women... find it easier, more 'professionally' gratifying, and certainly more socially affirming, to work outside the home... . Here, we can thank the influence of radical feminism."

Donna Wright, a Republican township supervisor from Lower Milford, Lehigh County, said she was familiar with those comments and was displeased with them.

"Women are entitled to their choice, whether they become professionals or stay home," she said after the forum. "I don't appreciate anyone, public figure or not, telling anyone what they can and cannot do."
A question. Doesn't God's Own Party respect freedom anymore?

That's right, the answer is "Not right now."

1 comment:

pghlesbian said...

Last fall, I had to attend a "Human Services Grants" conference put on by Rickster's staff. It was a pathetic waste of time -- they picked the 10 most repetitive speakers of all time, rushed everyone along from lunch, cut people off in mid-sentence and made me drive all the way to Cranberry. PLUS, the didn't have evaluations. What kind of organizer doesn't provide evaluations -- someone who doesn't really give a damn what attendees think perhaps?