Judging Sonia

Sonia Sotomayor may be as wooden as Al Gore and more prone to spoonerisms than George Bush, but even I have to admit that she is fundamentally clueless about the 2nd Amendment.In answer to a question from Senator Leahy ... Well, let's have a shortened version of the pandering exchange:LEAHY: Thank you. And in the… Continue reading Judging Sonia

My biases are better than yours

"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.”- Sonia SotomayorA better conclusion about what? For whom? On what basis? Lived whose life? For how long? Are we talking about Jennifer Lopez?… Continue reading My biases are better than yours

Why not Harriet Miers?

Sonia Sotomayor will be the new Supreme Court Justice.Here's a sentence I never imagined I'd write: Jennifer Granholm would have been preferable.This appointment does not stoop - quite - to the level of Dubya's nomination of Harriet Miers in one sense: Sonia Sotomayor is not an immediate crony of Barack Obama's. It does share some… Continue reading Why not Harriet Miers?