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2009-05-26 Home Front: Politix
AP source: Obama picks Sotomayor for Supreme Court
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Posted by Beavis 2009-05-26 08:48|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views ]  Top

#1 The first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice? What was the great Benjamin Cardozo? Doesn't that sound, well, Hispanic?

What a bunch of second class minds!
Posted by whatadeal 2009-05-26 10:21||   2009-05-26 10:21|| Front Page Top

#2 Hoover doesn't count - he is lost to revisionist history. They are playing her as the first "woman Hispanic" to be appointed. And to say she would bring more judicial experience because of her tenure and not her opinions or judgement is like saying that some guy who played 25 years in the big leagues batting .250 is a better hitter than Pete Rose.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2009-05-26 11:09||   2009-05-26 11:09|| Front Page Top

#3 A common reason for picking a second rater is that he/she will remember who got them the post.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-05-26 11:17||   2009-05-26 11:17|| Front Page Top

#4 “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor...

The above is a quote from today's NYT. In a sane world that remark would be grounds for all the senators to laugh her out of DC. But in today's world you just never know.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2009-05-26 11:21||   2009-05-26 11:21|| Front Page Top

#5 Obama didn't 'pick' anyone.

The POS was just following 'orders'.
Posted by Zorba 2009-05-26 11:31||   2009-05-26 11:31|| Front Page Top

#6 Imagine Lady Justice not only peeking out from under her traditional blindfold, but also putting her thumb on the side of the scale she deemed deserved to win Just Because.

It isn't justice, it's revenge.
Posted by Grenter, Protector of the Geats 2009-05-26 12:56||   2009-05-26 12:56|| Front Page Top

#7 I would hope that a wise White man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina who hasn't lived that life," said Judge White...

Who's the racist here?
Posted by Parabellum 2009-05-26 15:57|| http://sidemeat.wordpress.com/]">[http://sidemeat.wordpress.com/]  2009-05-26 15:57|| Front Page Top

#8 it could have been Hillary

it could have been Angela Davis or Anita Hill

it could have been much worse
Posted by lord garth 2009-05-26 16:21||   2009-05-26 16:21|| Front Page Top

#9 the first "woman Hispanic"

Isn't the term 'woman' kind of sexist? It would be more PC to refer to her as a Hispanic Vagino-American.
Posted by SteveS 2009-05-26 17:05||   2009-05-26 17:05|| Front Page Top

#10 Didn't he pitch for the Cubbies?
Posted by Bugs Gremble3850 2009-05-26 18:44||   2009-05-26 18:44|| Front Page Top

#11 Actually, conservative law blogs rate her low on the "activist" scale.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/2009/05/is-sotomayor-an-activist-not-by-my-measure.html
Posted by Bugs Gremble3850 2009-05-26 19:10||   2009-05-26 19:10|| Front Page Top

#12 Parabellum, I was actually struck by the sexist part of it. But then again, I'm not one of those chicks who waste time with Oprah and The View (hack, spit....anyone got some Listerine around here?)
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-05-26 23:58||   2009-05-26 23:58|| Front Page Top

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