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The primary reason I will not support this nomination, as I have already said, is because I cannot support the so-called "empathy standard"  upon which Judge Sotomayor was selected, and to which she herself has subscribed in her writings and rulings.

-Senator Mitch McConnell

I mean, who are these people? This has to be arguably the most competent, most experienced Supreme Court justice nominee ever. And yet.

Even if she makes a million "wise Latina" statements, so what? Her record shows a pretty moderate judge, one who isn't basing her judgments on "empathy" but the law. Furthermore, we've had, what, 104 old white dudes as Supreme Court Justices? To be honest, I would be perfectly fine if Sotomayor was a racist. She isn't, of course or if she is, she doesn't let it color her findings (as evidenced by her track record).

This just needs to stop.

In other news, my right hand is still slightly swollen after ramming it into a microwave and now my right ear is swollen after a car door slammed on my head. That hurt and I do not rec'd it at all ever.

Happy chicken picture!


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rinalia
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
You are so welcome here, please do not feel otherwise!

L can defend herself and you can too. I just don't want to see any really harsh feelings, especially in my journal. My preference would be that everyone just let it be. :)

Some chickens *are* evil incarnate, as you full well know. I'm very glad Looloo is exempt. ;)
smeddley
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I should have just left it alone - after the last year I've been called every nasty name in the book, I should be used to it (no one cares if you're a far-right 'wingnut' or something that's really more libertarian, "you're all the same" if you use the nasty R word - no one even cares that the reason I'm registered that way is to vote in the primaries and try to cull the stupid before the general election, thank you very much, or that I'm a 50-50 voter, I'm evil and stupid, obviously). And I do feel bad about taking it out in your journal - it was not at all cricket of me and I apologize.

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