In terms of Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts, there are issues we can and should debate on what position he has on them (i.e. Abortion) and then there are issues that shouldn't even be issues. In this case, the concept of women getting equal pay that men do for equal work. Apparently, Judge Roberts thought back in 1984 that the concept wasn't an absolute good.
Forget all the other issues; Just look at something so fundamentally basic as this in terms of a deal breaker during the confirmation process.
UPDATE: From Daily Kos, the quote is a bit out of context, apparently. My apologies.