Wednesday 27 May 2009 - Filed under Politics
I want to say this before I know more. Let’s evaluate her the same way we do everybody else. It’s gonna get rough. It should get rough. Hopefully people will be respectful and to the extent they are not, they should be ignored. If you search back on this blog, I was respectful to both Roberts and Alito.
I haven’t yet read up on the nominee herself or the views of her supporters or critics. But obviously I believe that the demographics of the judiciary should reflect that of the electorate. I know there are many qualified people of all races and genders. The notion that this choice is gratuitous is insulting to all thinking people. If you concede that it is possible for women and minorities to be qualified you have to give this woman the benefit of the doubt before you disqualify her.
Rush Limbaugh has already proven himself ignorable on this issue. I fully expect the Right Wing to go hysterical. It appears they have already started.
I loved the headline on fark.com:
Rush Limbaugh weighs in on the Sotomayor nomination, asking for calm from the Republican party, and a straight up or down vote on her nomination. Just kidding, he calls her and Obama racists and warns of the impending race war
2009-05-27 » lolife