Friday, June 5, 2009

Judge not

Judge Sotomayor’s nomination has created several questions that deserve serious review.

Her supports have tried to spin her comment about a wise Latina woman doing a better job than a white guy in any way but what it actually means. The President has even said that he presumes she would restate it. The people who have called it a racist statement have not been contradicted. The statement is indefensible. Her supporters simplify vilified anyone who says the statement is what it is. They have no answer to what would happen to anyone who said that a "wise" Republican white guy would be a better judge than a Latina.

Another statement she has made is in connection to the vetting process prior to her nomination. Apparently, the White House didn’t review her decisions or anything related to her judicial career. They were more concerned with her heritage and racial background. Her admission of this has nothing to do with her qualification. It reflects directly on the White House. Clear instances of racial discrimination are approved of the victims are not members of a class.

The worst but most predictable thing about the whole situation is the position of the media. They are clearly the Administration’s cheerleaders. There are no questions about her comments or her admittedly racially based vetting process - just euphoria. Reporting is dead. Sad.

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