January 20th was truly a day of incredible change for America. Finally, we have a leader whose face is a true representation of the face of America – the WASP image fading and in its place; a richer, more vibrant tapestry was slowly taking shape.
America is a vivid and diverse tapestry, but our leaders have not been a true reflection of that diversity. President Obama has been working on revealing the lush image in an amazingly and incredibly intelligent way. At long last, we have a Hispanic selection for the nation’s highest court, one that Mr. Obama described as a candidate with empathy for “people’s hopes and struggles.”
Empathy in a justice, what a novel idea.
I am more than impressed with her and him!
I would say that the naysayers would have a tough time taking her down.
I have a feeling she well knows how to rise above the fray, with her eyes fixed on the prize nothing could get in her way.
Let the Republicans cry foul, I think you more than measure up, Sonia Sotomayor!
So, Gentle Reader – I Sotomayor, do you?
On a side note, I have done some remodeling here at Casa Del KatKnits; there may be more so stay tuned!
I do, indeed, Sotomayor. My opinion of her – based on almost nothing, at this point – is that I might disagree with her sometimes (as I do with President Obama), but I will respect how she came to her conclusions. Not to mention, my mother grew up in the Bronx and I love that accent!
Justice and empathy sound like a good combination…
The thing I find so dang amusing is that many of the things that conservatives are crying foul on are things that have been said previously by Justices such as Antonin Scalia (lower courts often act as final arbiters/law “makers” in the 90% of the cases brought to the Supreme Court that the Supreme Court doesn’t take) and Clarence Thomas (on empathy being needed to be a Justice). Funny how they were silent when fellow conservatives said the same thing.
I’d be more inclined to Sotomayer if she hadn’t said “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” Oh really? If I were to say a wise old white man would make a better decision than a Latina woman (which I believe is redundant since Latina is the feminine form), then I’d be branded racist immediately.
Then of course there’s “court of appeals is where policy is made.” Excuse me??
WT, actually white males have said that previously. Specifically Scalia in his hearings…and strangely, I don’t remember any racist comments then. Just saying.
You’re an idiot. The bastard hasn’t closed the checkbook since he got into office. He’s putting this country further and further into the poor house one stupid decision at a time.