Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sotomayor's Big Fib

Powerline has the exact quotes from Sotomayor's 7/14 testimony and the original quote, with context, of (one of) the "wise Latina" speeches.

The point is that Sonia Sotomayor, in her previous speeches, quotes Sandra Day O'Connor and then explicitly disagrees with her (O'Connor says a wise man and a wise woman would come to the same judicial conclusion on a case, while Sotomayor said she disagrees and that she would hope that a wise Latina woman would more often than not come to a better conclusion than a white male). Today, she acts like she was agreeing with O'Connor. It is a flat out lie, and I'm suprised some of the GOP Senators did not call her out more forcefully on it.

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