Pres. Obama's pick to fill Justice Souter's position on the Supreme Court is a human being. Where along the line, do we forget that? Humans are subject to error, be it in everyday life decisions, or a seated judge, who has the daunting task of KNOWING the law, and having to interpret case law and dole out punishment.
First, I get very pissed when I hear Newt Gingrich make any comment regarding a present political situation. He is a fucking adulterer, despises gays, and was run out of the House for his "errors." He took one sentence out of an eight page speech, and decided that it was his duty to proclaim this woman a RACIST!
"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."
But what these name-callers omit is the following sentence from that speech:
"Let us not forget that wise men like Oliver Wendell Holmes and Justice [Benjamin] Cardozo voted on cases which upheld both sex and race discrimination in our society."
Considering her "background", coming from the projects to graduate summa cum laude from two of the most highly respected Ivy League schools, speaks volumes to the intensity of her drive. I feel when the Judicial committee meets to consider her nomination - she will be able to hold her own, possibly putting a rethug or two in their place at the same time.
And another thing...EMPATHY! when did that word become a "racist" adjective? According to the dictionary:
empathy: from the Greek word empatheia - meaning affection. definition: the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts or attitudes of another. Identification with and understanding of anothers situation, feelings and motives.
Personally, I prefer to be surrounded by empathetic individuals, than narrow minded bigots!
So much for that...I have things to accomplish (or try), and will return....later.........