Did The Hill switch to satire when nobody was looking? The site is actually running an op-ed entitled “Five conservative Supreme Court men join Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John Boehner and Ron Paul in the war against women.” The column reads like the entrance exam for copy editor school and sounds like it was written by a 15 year old girl who strives to be a functionally illiterate version of Gloria Steinem.
The author is actually a 60 year old male prog. According to Wikipedia, Brent Budowsky used to write at HuffPo. He’s also listed as a former staffer to Lloyd Bentsen, the late former congressman and running-mate with 1988 presidential nominee Michael “I wouldn’t necessarily be pissed at the guy, Bernie” Dukakis.
Here’s just the first paragraph:
In my latest column, Supreme Court on trial, I initiated a new discussion about how five conservative men on the Supreme Court have joined partisan Republicans in the war against laws and programs that serve women. In June we will remember the anniversary of the infamous 5-4 Supreme Court decision discrimination defeating women opposing against Wal-mart, when the five men joined fellow Republicans against efforts to win pay equity for women and end discrimination against women. It will not help Republicans to put South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is highly unpopular at home, on the presidential ticket with “war against women” politicians such as Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John Boehner and Ron Paul.
Read the whole thing if you can stand it. I was in stitches about halfway through.
How Budowsky hasn’t yet obtained a staff position writing for Organizing for America is beyond me. At the very least he should be working for the US government’s Department of Redundancy Department.
This guy might win “worst op-ed ever,” but we can’t be sure he’ll ever win “dumbest op-ed ever” — at least not until Paul Krugman retires.