How long before Jean Podrasky gets her own reality show, or a spot on the 24/7 nuthouse, MS-NBC? Who is she? Read on.
As I often say, I learned a lot of things in law school, but by far the most important thing I learned there can be summed up in the following sentence: There is a difference between thinking and feeling. The Left’s worst nightmare is an informed citizenry that understands that crucial distinction because those who do are immune to the emotionally-driven demagoguery that they use to persuade people to embrace their hideous ideas.
We saw an unfortunate example of someone led astray by making a decision about what makes good public policy with his heart instead of his head about ten days ago when Sen. Rob Portman (R-Pathetic) explained that he now believes that we should change the definition of “marriage” that has endured for thousands of years because his son likes to have sex with other men.
As you know, this week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on two cases involving so-called “same sex marriage,” and we now learn that there will be some special guests in the audience. From the Los Angeles Times:
Jean Podrasky, 48, a lesbian who wants to marry her partner, will be at Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8 in seating reserved for family members and guests of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
“I am so excited,” said Podrasky, an accountant and the first cousin of the chief justice on his mother’s side. “I feel quite honored and overwhelmed.”
Roberts is a conservative appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005. Podrasky, who is more liberal, said she rooted for his nomination to be approved by the U.S. Senate. “He is family,” she said.
Podrasky lives in San Francisco and usually sees Roberts only on family occasions. His mother is her godmother, whom she adores. She said Roberts knows she is gay and introduced her along with other relatives during his Senate confirmation hearing. She hopes he will meet her partner of four years, Grace Fasano, during their Washington visit. The couple flew to Washington on Sunday.
“He is a smart man,” she said. “He is a good man. I believe he sees where the tide is going. I do trust him. I absolutely trust that he will go in a good direction.”
I hope that Chief Justice John Roberts has more sense, and more important, more respect for the rule of law, than Sen. Rob Portman.