Nanny State: Wisest Latina or wisest judge?

22 July 2009

Wisest Latina or wisest judge?

Much has been said and written about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's "wise Latina" comments in her speeches. She has been called "bigoted" and "racist" by those opposed to her confirmation to the Supreme Court.

I don't think her opinions and judgments warrant such name calling and I believe her explanations to the Senate committee.

What bothers me more is the silence about the nomination itself. Was President Obama completely sex and color blind in nominating her? Was she the very best candidate in all the land to be nominated to the court? Or was she just the best female person of color he could find? I hope she is the best in both categories.

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