You know, when I read something like this, I get all warm an fuzzy inside. Really. How pathetic do you have to be to try to play a racism card with a minority?
Trinity of the GOP--Newt Gingrich,Ann CoulterandRush Limbaugh-- have taken to calling the Supreme Court justice nomineeSonia Sotomayora 'racist,'
Ahh good, its just those three, I think this means that this can be safely ignored. Really, how far out of context do you have to take something to try to twist it this way? It's not like she said "I'm latina and therfore I am better than a white man at being a justice" no matter how much they try to make it seem that way.
First off, the quote has been twisted (not surprisingly). Here is what she really 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...
Note, she is talking about a better conclusion, not better judge. Better conclusion about what? Well of course if you take the quote out of context, you have no idea what she is talking about. Lets put it back in context, she was talking about race and sex discrimination cases. Why might she draw a better conclusion than a white man "who hasn't lived that life"? Because presumably she has direct experience of the issues at hand, than someone, you know, who hasn't lived that life.
Did she even claim to be better in all judgements and conclusions with respect to race and sex? No, of course not, she merely claimed "more often than not". Why doesn't this make sense to these three twits. Might a fisherman be right about which lure to pick for catching some particular fish than someone who has never fished? I'm going to bet that more often than not, he will.
If this is the best that the GOP peanut gallery can come up with, I'm pretty sure we are going to see her as our next supreme court justice. The shining example of a floundering mess that is the GOP continues to amaze me.