Morgen on May 26, 2009 at 9:05 am
So Sotomayor is Obama’s pick after all. As Ed Morrissey says, sometimes the favorite does win the race. I think in this case, the Administration determined that the political advantage from naming the first Hispanic to the Court outweighed the firestorm of controversy they knew would be stirred up by this nomination. Those of you who are regular readers got the first look at what everyone is talking about today on May 3 and May 5 here on Verum Serum.
For what it’s worth, I think in many ways Sotomayor is probably the best pick conservatives could have hoped for…I’m glad my reverse psychology strategy has paid off! LOL. Don’t forget that if she’s confirmed she will be replacing David Souter on the bench. Not a major shift.
Frankly, I think the healthcare debate is much, much more important for the future of liberty (and fiscal solvency) in our country. And the next several weeks will be key for determining what will be included in the health reform legislation. For a quick primer, please take a quick look at a couple of videos we produced on this in the last couple of weeks:
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John Adds: Just a point of clarification. The National Journal and others writing about Sotomayor’s statements in a 2001 speech have been crediting a NY Times article dated May 15th as the source. In fact, VS posted excerpts of the speech on May 5th including this one which is receiving a lot of attention today:
I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.
So for the record, Morgen published it here first, not the Times. We were credited for the find on May 10th. Given the fact that the video was in the news by May 6th (at CNN, CBS, New York Post, Salon and the Washington Post) it seems pretty likely that Maureen Dowd isn’t the only Times writer taking content from bloggers without attribution.