Sen. Kyl was great in his questioning of Sotomayor
He didn’t let her get away from the fact that she had clearly and repeatedly said in her speeches that a judge’s ethnicity and sex should make a difference in how a judge judges.
Her denials that she has said what she had clearly and repeatedly said were blatantly dishonest. This woman is a LIAR. We’ve learned at least that much from these hearings.
At the same time, when it comes to Soto’s personality and manner, I have to say that I find her likable, far more likable than the evil Communist gnome Ruth Bader Ginsberg or the good little girl Sandra Day O’Connor; I could imagine sitting in a restaurant having a friendly chat with Soto—inconceivable in the case of Ginsburg or O’Connor. That doesn’t change the fact that she is a Hispanic racialist diversity queen and a bald faced LIAR who has no business being on the U.S. Supreme Court.
As for Jon Kyl, most Republican senators and congressmen are one quarter intelligent. They will ask a good question, then accept an evasive answer and go on to the next point. In contrast to that usual, depressing rule, Kyl refused to accept Soto’s evasive and dishonest answers and kept pointing out the contradictions in her statements.
Also, have you noticed how many of the senators pronounce her name. Instead of saying, “SOtomayer,” with the accent on the first syllable, and unstressed last syllable, which sounds like American English), they say a big show of saying “SotomayOR,” as though they were speaking Spanish.
A. Zarkov writes:
Senator Kyl’s questioning has been better than that of the other Republicans, but that’s not saying much. Sotomayor has made a number of errors in her responses to questions and unless I missed it, none of the Republicans picked up on it. Here are just two of many.LA replies:
Ok, “great” was overstating it, but I was so excited to see a Republican say to a liberal, “You are contradicting yourself,” as Kyl said to Sotomayor, that I indulged in some grade inflation.Kevin V. writes:
I read your post today about how you could see yourself talking with Sotomayor and enjoying her company, something you could not imagine with the “evil Communist gnome” Ginsberg. That brought to mind something that I learned years ago that shocked me. I was attending a Federalist Society event as a law student and was delighted to see Justice Scalia in attendance. I don’t remember exactly how the issue was brought up, but the justice was asked about how the justices get along, considering the sharpness of the divide and their respective views on the Constitution. To my surprise, and that of the audience, Scalia said that the justices got along well and that the justice he was probably closest to as a friend, who he frequently socialized with, was Justice Ginsberg.LA replies:
I’ve always been repelled by the notion of his friendship with her.Kevin replies:
It certainly is odd, though I’m willing to forgive Scalia much given how great his impact has been on shaping our law. Even in very liberal law schools, his dissents are studied and discussed intensely. I’ve personally seen the force of his old dissenting opinions give young liberals pause—many times for the first time in their lives.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 15, 2009 01:30 AM | Send