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 (or, really, what person!) would want to be associated with such cheap political opportunism?

There's plenty of irony in all this.  Given NOW's obvious (and repeated) willingness to sell women out in the service of big government and abortion, who here is really what Meg Whitman was accused of being?

Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.