Judith Warner writes that saying something is a lot cheaper than actually
doing something. Why listen to a politicians words when he has plenty of
actions that reflect reality. Remember Bush and “Compassionate Conservatism”:
In real life, it’s another story.
McCain has opposed legislation aimed at helping women sue in cases of pay
discrimination on the grounds that it could make businesses vulnerable to
frivolous lawsuits. He criticized Barack Obama’s latest woman-friendly proposals
– guaranteed sick days and more family leave – as ‘big-government’
extravagances. He has voted to restrict womens access not just to abortion but
to birth control and affordable prenatal health care, and – though his own
memory failed him in recalling this last week – he voted against legislation
that would have required insurance companies to include contraceptives as part
of their prescription drug coverage.