From Carol Platt Liebau:
The day after he (or a member of his staff) is caught on tape calling Meg Whitman a whore, Jerry Brown has announced the endorsement of the National Organization of Women (NOW).
You know, it’s fashionable in feminist circles to sit around bemoaning the fact that few young women want to identify themselves as feminists.
Wanna know why? This kind of hypocrisy is the reason why. It’s OK with NOW, supposedly an organization devoted to the equal and respectful treatment of women for Jerry Brown to call his opponent — an accomplished woman, and more importantly, any woman — a “whore.” It’s OK with NOW for Bill Clinton to engage in sexual harassment of an intern in The White House, and possibly worse in his pre-presidential days. It’s OK with NOW to allow Sarah Palin to be denigrated in the cheapest, lowest and most sexist ways.
NOW has nothing to do with women’s rights, or the proper treatment of women. They are simply shills for abortion and big government. They ought to admit it and take the word “Women” out of their name, because they no more stand for “women” in general than President Obama stands for small government and low taxes.
Women — and men — are on to NOW’s racket. That’s why their endorsement means nothing. They’re just political hacks. What young woman in her right mind would want to be associated with such cheap political opportunism?