Sotomayor will acknowledge Latinas-know-better comment was a poor choice of words

This just filed by the Associated Press:

The White House says Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor acknowledges she made a poor word choice in a 2001 speech in which she said that a Latina judge would often reach a better conclusion than a white male judge who hasn’t lived the same life.

That’s according to presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs. He says he has not talked directly to Sotomayor about it but has spoken to people who have.

Critics have singled out the 2001 comment by Sotomayor for criticism. She was describing how personal experiences can affect judging. She said a “wise Latina woman” with her experiences would more often than not reach a “better conclusion” than a white male.

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Copyleft is clearly an uneducated idiot.

May 29th, 2009
5:22 pm

Oh the BS spin machine of the leftist is having to work overtime these days.
Off topic, I asked a obame kool-aid drinker and economic follower what I should
do about my mortgage, he asked me how much I owed? I said 405,000.
He told me to go borrow 1,215,000 and it would work it way out.
LOL

herbK

May 29th, 2009
6:41 pm

Look, if this will get hannity, limpbaugh & boortz to commit suicide, I’ll chip in $$$. Otherwise, it’s all bs.

S Palin

May 29th, 2009
6:57 pm

Hey big Jim, you lard arse, when are you going to cover Speakerette Pelosi and the fact that she is a lying sack of liberal garbage. Everyone now knows that Sotomajor is a reverse racist and therefore unfit for the SCOTUS.

Mike123

May 30th, 2009
6:40 am

Poor choice of words …. ummm… ok…. the mask slipped and we got to see what she is.

Will the Republicans stop her confirmation? Nope. Our go-along Republicans will do enough to get press but not enough to stop her. Its a little game TARPy Issakson and Chambliss play, at our expense.

Coplyleft

May 30th, 2009
8:42 am

Very disappointing. What she said was inarguably true, and she’s just apologizing in a fruitless gesture to appease the insane right-wingers that are determined to hate her anyway. Why bother? It’s not like their opinions matter.

Cynthia Tucker McKinney

May 30th, 2009
12:37 pm

The right dooes not hate the woman, Copyleft, you douchebag. I feel sorry for her and what must be a difficult life constanlty colored by race. She is unfit to serve on this nation’s highest court. While she is at it she should apologize for her hair. When was the last time she washed it?

Is Alito resigning?

May 30th, 2009
2:29 pm

Does this mean conservative Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito will apologize for his statement: “When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.” Or does this only apply when the judge is a liberal Latina, not a conservative Italian?

I Luv Waterboarding

May 31st, 2009
8:44 am

Will changing her words make her a liar, a racist or a racist liar?

Copyleft

May 31st, 2009
11:48 am

“Unfit” how, McKinney–just because she’s smarter than you?

Coastal Cavalier

May 31st, 2009
3:26 pm

I don’t think the judge is a racist. What this does show though is the double standard that exist at the hands of the Dem and their willing accomplices in the mainstream media. If the appointee had been a white male and had something like that..well he never would have been appointed and would probably have been disbarred. But if it came to light after the appointment, Harry, Nancy, Keith Olbey, Chris Mathews, and the editorial boards of the New York Times, Washington Post and AJC would be screaming for his removal.

RaceCop

May 31st, 2009
3:37 pm

According to the “enlightened” left, it is O.K. to be a racist if you are a minority and have the support of The Obama. Kinda like Rev. Wright but with less jazz.

Sister Maria Conchita Gonzales-Gonzales

May 31st, 2009
3:56 pm

I do not care if she is the Mayor of Soto, if she really thinks that she is better than others by virtue of the color of her skin, then she should step aside. What poor form.

Copyleft is clearly an uneducated idiot.

May 31st, 2009
4:55 pm

This woman has had most of her opinions which were viewed by the SCOTUS overturned!
She makes a stupid statement, which she shouldn’t have made, even acknowledging
that “it is on vidoe and I shouldn’t say it.”
TALK ABOUT DUMB!

Sister Maria Conchita Gonzales-Gonzales

May 31st, 2009
6:15 pm

I read where she is overtruned like 70% of the time. She should go sit on the 9th circuit. She’d right in on that kangaroo court.

Turd Fergusen

June 1st, 2009
7:55 am

She should withdraw IMMEDIATELY!!

Copyleft

June 1st, 2009
8:47 am

Actually, EVERY judge whose rulings are reviewed by the Supreme Court is overturned the majority of the time.

Alito’s rulings, for example, were overturned by the Supremes 100% of the time.

Silly, silly right-wingers with their talking points… they keep hoping everyone else is too dumb to do any research, just like they are!

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June 1st, 2009
12:44 pm

Sister Maria Conchita Gonzales-Gonzales

May 31st, 2009
3:56 pm
I do not care if she is the Mayor of Soto, if she really thinks that she is better than others by virtue of the color of her skin, then she should step aside. What poor form.