Tuesday, July 14, 2009

As The Dems Lie For Sonia...

At least SOME people are remembering the truth

WASHINGTON (AP) - "In endorsing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy did some creative rewriting of history. And he put quote marks around it.

Trying to head off criticism of a controversial comment, Leahy misquoted Sotomayor's own words in kicking off the second day of her confirmation hearings.

Sotomayor's public comments are as much a part of the hearings as her lengthy judicial record. Here's a look at some of the claims made Tuesday about those comments, and the facts.

LEAHY SAID: "You said that, quote, you 'would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would reach wise decisions.'"

THE FACTS: If that's all Sotomayor said, the quote would barely have mattered to opponents of her nomination. The actual quote, delivered in a 2001 speech to law students at the University of California at Berkeley, was: "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."

Leahy's revision dropped the controversial part of the phrase, the part that has attracted charges of reverse racism.

Sotomayor said her words have been misunderstood. She said she intended to tell students that their experiences would enrich the legal system. But she softened her language Tuesday, say that no ethnic, racial or gender group has an advantage in judging.


SEN. JEFF SESSIONS, R-ALA. SAID: "You previously have said, 'the court of appeals is where policy is made.' And you said on another occasion, 'The law that lawyers practice and judge declare is not a definitive—capital L—Law that many would like to think exists.'"

THE FACTS: Sessions quoted Sotomayor correctly in both cases.

In a 2005 Duke University panel discussion, a student asked whether it's better to clerk for a district judge or an appellate judge. She told the student that, if pursuing a career in public-interest law, then appeals court experience is important.

"The court of appeals is where policy is made," she said, adding moments later, "I know this is on tape, and I should never say that, because we don't make law. I'm not promoting it, and I'm not advocating it. I'm—you know."

THE REAL FACTS: Sotomayor...spanish for sneaky bitch that wants shit handed to her...couldn't rightly be nominated for Supreme Court Parking Attendant, but she's pretty much as wise and learned and smart as democrats get these days, so nothing to see here.

Cannot truly expect someone from so far to the left to have much of anything on the ball save for the proclivity to despise America and Americans. In other words, as long as the dems have a majority she's a shoo-in. This is, after all, the same witch who often explained that the reason she scored so low on tests from high school to law school was that they were culturally biased. She needed to study a great deal harder, unlike white Americans who come into the world already knowing alla that fancy schmancy shit.

Like LIBERTY, and FREEDOM, and PATRIOTISM and WORKING HARD, and CHARITY and GIVING OF ONESELF for the good of the country.

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