“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."
Via The Corner.
MORE: Wisdom from a commenter at Reason magazine: "Can we just get beyond pretending that SCOTUS appointments are about getting the ‘best’ person available for the job and instead are really little more than point-scoring political appointments for fellow travelers?"
UPDATE: The inevitable Ann Coulter does a choice job of skewering Sotomayor’s alleged "empathy." Despite it all, I have trouble worrying about her. For one thing she’ll be too shrill to be a leader on the court, as Karl Rove explains. So the court’s second Hispanic is a racist. Did you imagine Barry could have a racist pastor for twenty years and really be a racial uniter and healer? Haw.