Conservative Calls for End of Women’s Right to Vote
Mario, while the repeal of the 19th Amendment might be something devoutly to be wished — The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. — you’re obviously thinking of the 18th Amendment, which was repealed by the 21st. Nevertheless, you’re on to something I’ve been advocating for years now. And that is the repeal of all four of the so-called “Progressive Era” amendments, including the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, which were passed between 1911 and 1920.
Later, at the after-party given by Bloomberg News, I went up to Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of Defense and the architect of the Bush preemption doctrine. “Hi, Dr. Wolfowitz. Hey, the Clinton military did a great job in Iraq, didn’t it?”
He looked at me for a couple seconds, then said, “Fuck you.”
Which I thought was funny. I think he was “kidding on the square,” a phrase I hope will catch on. It means kidding, but also really meaning it. People do it all the time. “Kidding on the square.” If this book does two things, I want it to get “kidding on the square” into the lexicon, and I want it to get Bush out of the White House.
- We have yet another stunning example of the conservative war on women.
- And this example isn’t just a misogynist – he’s also an opportunist!