Assigned Reading: White House: Sotomayor Says She Chose Word Poorly
(FROM: Associated Press)
I don’t know which word (singular) Judge Sotomayor might have admitted to choosing poorly; for all I know, it might be a typographical error on the part of the AP. What I do know, however, is that the White House, president and Robert Gibbs are saying that other people have mentioned that Sonia Sotomayor said that she “would have restated” her overtly racist statement that Hispanic female judges would come to better conclusions than their white male counterparts.
I also know that, if this were a Obama-era terrorist tribunal, such a statement from the White House, president and Gibbs would be tossed out as hearsay evidence. Other people have mentioned to the White House that she would likely want to restate her opinion? Sorry, that’s inadmissible — such a statement might as well have been obtained through waterboarding or some other “stressful” or “unpleasant” situation, like sitting through a screening of Milk.
If a white male nominee to the United States Supreme Court had been on record with such a prejudicial comment, he would withdraw. Even if Sotomayor chooses not to do so herself, the very least she could do would be to admit her wish to better choose her word(s) herself.
Not that she should be believed, though. It’s obvious, from looking at her writings at Princeton, that this woman is as race-obsessed as the man who appointed her. I would not be surprised if, in the coming days and weeks, we learned that the very same sentiment, if not the exact same statement, was repeated time and time again to many, many people.