By Wyatt Earp | May 28, 2009
Would you expect anything less from Obama’s mouthpiece?
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs issued a pointed warning to opponents of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination Wednesday, urging critics to measure their words carefully during a politically charged confirmation debate.
“I think it is probably important for anybody involved in this debate to be exceedingly careful with the way in which they’ve decided to describe different aspects of this impending confirmation,” Gibbs said.
He was replying to a question from CBS’s Chip Reid about a blog post by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accusing Sotomayor of imposing identity politics on the bench and declaring: “A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. A Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”
Racist? Nah. Would a racist say something like this? “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Yeah, that was Sotomayor during a speech at Berkeley.
Hispanic leaders cautioned that critics, such as Gingrich, risked alienating Latinos by seeming to pronounce judgment before Sotomayor has an opportunity to defend herself.
Latino activists were up in arms over what one called “innuendo” challenging the smarts of Sotomayor, who graduated with highest honors from Princeton and was editor of the law review at Yale Law School. (H/T - Politico)
Yeah, who the frak cares? Miguel Estrada was savaged by Democrats like Chuck Schumer during his confirmation hearings. Where were these “Latino activists” then? Schumer questioned Estrada’s truthfulness and attacked his positions before the Dems employed a filibuster. Due to the Democrats’ tactics, Estrada withdrew his name from consideration.
I guess only a Democrat minority is not allowed to be asked the tough questions in the new era of HopeyChange.
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