Will A Justice Sotomayor Try To Run Afghanistan From The Bench While Stripping Words From Important Oaths?
Sonia Sotomayor has been an official Supreme Court nominee for all of an hour, so the HONEYMOON'S OVER. Now both her defenders and her detractors can get to the hard work of justifying their jobs by shouting at each other on television, sending out terrible shrill press releases for members of the media to immediately throw in their junk mail, and just generally acting like crazed assholes who make you nostalgic for the days when the Senate would quietly debate a nominee for a few days before saying, "Enh, looks fine to us."
So what are they saying about this lady, whom we have already established is not terribly bright, and also extremely irresponsible for having "caught" diabetes at the age of eight?
- PRO: "Known as a moderate on the court, Sotomayor often forges consensus and agreeing with her more conservative nominees far more frequently than she disagrees with them."
- CON: "Justice Souter's retirement could move the Court to the left and provide a critical fifth vote for: Further eroding the rights of the unborn and property owners; Imposing a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage; Stripping "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance and completely secularizing the public square; Abolishing the death penalty; Judicial micromanagement of the government's war powers."
Oh God the fiery Latina is going to micromanage the war from the bench!
It is too bad President Obama has committed to shutting down Guantanamo, when there are so many writers of talking points to imprison indefinitely.
RNC fumbles Sotomayor talking points [The Hill]