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2009-05-28 Home Front: Politix
White House tries to prove Sotomayor's smarts
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Posted by Fred 2009-05-28 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10794 views ]  Top

#1 If she wasn't a lightweight... he wouldn't need these idiots.
Posted by 3dc 2009-05-28 00:27||   2009-05-28 00:27|| Front Page Top

#2 She's so smart she has a career 60% reversal rate. That's in 9th Circus territory.
Posted by AzCat 2009-05-28 01:38||   2009-05-28 01:38|| Front Page Top

#3 To be called a so-so intellect by a lefty magazine may be a mortal sin for her. All lefties are dazzling brillant. I know because they tell us so.
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2009-05-28 02:52||   2009-05-28 02:52|| Front Page Top

#4 Eh, calling the current version of the New Republic "lefty" is refreshing but a little pejorative. They're not exactly the Nation; they've been known to be deliberately counter-intuitive and un-politically correct in a fashion designed to catch attention and stir up controversy. Andy Sullivan before he went batshit was an editor there, back when he was Mr. Gay Conservative.

I wouldn't push too hard on the "activist judge" thing. You're not going to get a non-activist judge out of the Chicago mafia. The best you can hope for is someone who isn't a New Racist.

And frankly, stupid, obnoxious and lazy is probably a selling point from our POV. The dumber & less charismatic the Obama Supreme Court pick, the less likely they are to talk the current court squishes - Kennedy, maybe Breyer - into monstrous rulings.
Posted by Mitch H.">Mitch H.  2009-05-28 08:13||]">[]  2009-05-28 08:13|| Front Page Top

#5 I commend her rise to a Supreme Court nomination but not her interpretation of the Constitution.

She is an inspirational story but is too left for my taste.
Posted by King Lebron James">King Lebron James  2009-05-28 09:32||]">[]  2009-05-28 09:32|| Front Page Top

#6 Those that know her report that she is a lightweight, a judicial bully, a rascist, not too smart, and most of her decisions are reversed (60%). She should not ask for a promotion, she should hope she still gets a uniform and receives some sensitivity training. What an embarrassment.
Posted by whatadeal 2009-05-28 12:01||   2009-05-28 12:01|| Front Page Top

#7 Workaholics are the worst type of intellects. They have to work long hours to get the same work done that smart people are able to do in less time.
Posted by Jack is Back!">Jack is Back!  2009-05-28 13:05||   2009-05-28 13:05|| Front Page Top

#8 So, Jack, you're implying GW Bush was a genius on account of he graduated from Yale while partying to the max. Good chance it's true relative to Sotomayor.
Posted by Glenmore 2009-05-28 13:45||   2009-05-28 13:45|| Front Page Top

#9 the 60% figure is a red herring

Only 5 decisions she wrote went up to the SCourt and, in fact, controversial issues are the ones the SCourt takes so anything that goes that far has a decent shot at either a reversal or a partial reversal.

On the other hand, if she is actually a member of La Raza ('the race' in Spanish) that is bad (Drudgereport notes the La Raza connection). I would look forward to her defending why racism is OK in some cases and not OK in others.
Posted by Lord garth 2009-05-28 19:24||   2009-05-28 19:24|| Front Page Top

#10 #9

maybe the firefighter's case she helped submarine would help illuminate that. Apparently it's okay to discriminate against predominantly white guys.
Posted by Broadhead6 2009-05-28 21:05||   2009-05-28 21:05|| Front Page Top

#11 Silly Lord Garth!

Don't you know only Whitey can be Racist?
Posted by CrazyFool 2009-05-28 23:11||   2009-05-28 23:11|| Front Page Top

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