Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just say it Senator

Tuesday, Senator Graham mercilessly questioned Judge Sotomayor about her temperament. He said he didn’t like bossy judges and even asked the Judge herself if she thought she had a temperament problem.

Why didn’t the Senator just come out and say what he was implying? Why didn’t he come right our and ask her if she was a hot headed Latina? That, it seemed to me, was what he was telegraphing. That was what he was thinking and he didn’t hide it very well.

Chances are he didn’t ask that question of Judge Roberts or Alito.

At the beginning of Graham’s grilling of the Judge he tried an old court trick and the Judge wouldn’t play along. He wanted to talk about her comment about Latina women making better decisions that a white man. Graham said he lost his copy of the quote and could the Judge tell him what she said. He tried to get her to put her voice to the quote to make it sound more emphatic but he didn’t get his wish. This wasn’t the Judge’s first trip around the block.

Graham also asked Judge Sotomayor how she felt on 9-11. WTF was that about? I wish she could have said, I felt the same as every other American, you asshole.


Blogger two crows said...

if any woman is ambitious, bossy, assertive or has an opinion she is clearly unfit to be anything other than a menial. of course, those characteristics are absolutely essential for any man who aspires to any job whatsoever.

and if her skin is anything but pale pinkish beige, she can hang it up altogether.

and 9/11??? did he assume she sided with the guys whose skin was slightly darker than Graham's?

I want a new litmus test for all elected officials. they have to prove they're not racist before being allowed to run.

July 16, 2009 7:14 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Chances are he didn’t ask that question of Judge Roberts or Alito.

Ask that of Alito? And have the mob after him?

I love wingnuts, daily free comedy.

July 16, 2009 11:38 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

I'm surprised she hasn't slapped that condescending, patronizing weasel. I certainly would have, nomination or no.

July 16, 2009 12:53 PM  
Blogger Utah Savage said...

This is very nicely put. And Randal is right again; it is daily free comedy when the wingnuts are getting air time. Jeff Sessions is killing me. What a racist cocksucker! No offense to any real cocksuckers meant.

July 16, 2009 12:54 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

These guys are all such morons. I hope that in the end she is confirmed by an overwhelming majority that puts them in their place.

July 16, 2009 6:51 PM  
Blogger dguzman said...

He didn't ask her if she was a hot-headed Latina for fear that she'd whip out her switchblade and gut him.

These assholes were such assholes that even some wingnuts were probably scratching their heads and thinking, "these guys are assholes." (One can hope, right?)

July 21, 2009 6:04 AM  

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