by Latoya Peterson The Senate vote for potential Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is happening…
by Latoya Peterson
Sonia Sotomayor is officially Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.
Some scattered thoughts:
1. Damn, I hated this process. Adam knocked it out of the park over on Tapped deconstructing the worst of the foolishness.
Jeffrey Rosen admits that he hasn’t “read enough of Sonia Sotomayor’s opinions to have a confident sense of them,” and he adds that he hasn’t “talked to enough of Sonia Sotomayor’s detractors and supporters to get a fully balanced picture of her strengths.” Still, he’s comfortable putting into print anonymous evaluations of her character and intelligence, concluding that she’s possibly “not that smart.” Matthew Yglesias notes that “you don’t see a lot of dumb kids growing up in the South Bronx and winding up at Princeton.” What Matt doesn’t understand is that Sotomayor’s journey from BX to Princeton proves that she’s not that smart, because everyone knows that minorities only get to the Ivy League by not being white.