Judge Sonya Sodomayor today reputed Conservative attacks on her appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States by testifying that:
Is this the same as asserting that ?"Some of my best friends are (minority group of your choice here)"
"Like, you, I understand how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans," she said. "In fact, one of my godchildren is a member of the NRA and I have friends who hunt," she said, adding she would have an open mind.”
Yes, it is.
This is very much like William Jefferson Clinton who, when asked if he had ever smoked Pot, replied: "Yes, but I didn't inhale".
To be absolutely clear on this point, consider the disingenuous response that:
"Yes, but I didn't swallow".
Dear Justice-wanna-be Sotomayor, from your words we know what you are. All we are doing now is dickering over your price.
If that makes you feel petty, than good! You begin to appreciate that you have exposed yourself as a Cigar Smoker.
Americans don't typically appreciate Cigar Smokers. You smoke, but you don't inhale. You foul your environment gratuitously, and don't even experience real satisfaction from the exercise.
And you expect us to vet you to one of the most powerful offices in America?
Thank you for your ingenuity, but ... no. We don't think you are the best person for the job. We would prefer someone who is entirely candid about who and what she is, what her political bias may bring to The Bench, and then we can make up our own minds about how qualified you are for the office.
From where we stand, your qualifications are ... not much. You have already made up your mind about how you will rule on several key judicial issues which you may be called upon to address (Abortion, 2nd Amendment, and Racial Discrimination.)
When called before a congress which has not already established a clear majority as a Liberal congress, you wouldn't make it past the front door.
Yes, you may likely be voted into office for life. That doesn't mean that the majority of American people accept your racial and liberally biased vies of "what's right for America".
And Sonya, remember that most of us don't think only W.A.S.P.s can be racists.
This ability to appoint Liberal Judges to the Supreme Court is only one of the reasons why many Americans were reluctant to vote for Obama.
And now you, personally, have proved that our concerns about Obama were justified.