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S.C. Senator Lindsey Graham whips out a can of Whoop-Ass on Sotomayor

July 16, 2009

by Ed Duffy

“The most infamous statement from Sotomayor has been a passage from a speech she made several times, in which she stated that a wise Latina woman would come to better conclusions than a white male. She has explained that she was trying to be inspirational to her Latina women audiences and that she would never apply the law differently according to race.

Whether you are inclined to think it was an innocent, poorly phrased remark or an indication of a character flaw, it’s important that she state, in the official record, that she knows and believes the law applies equally to everyone. When future generations look back on past proceedings for guidance, we don’t want to leave any indication that dispensing justice based on race is a good idea.

As Graham correctly pointed out, if he had made a similar statement about being more qualified to be a Senator because he’s white, his career would be over, and rightly so. He further commented that he believed the underlying problem in the Middle East is that they don’t regard everyone as equal under the law. The goal for the U.S. in countries like Iraq and Afghanistan is to help create a system where the trials are about what you did, not who you are, what you look like, or which religion you belong to.”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2009 3:21 PM

    “We have been tough on the Senator in times before because quite frankly he confuses us, but then we were born confused. Regardless of how he votes [In short, he get’s LBJ politics’] and has made many South Carolinians very proud.”

    ~Jeffrey Sewell

    Editor-at-Large

  2. July 23, 2009 6:15 PM

    Please do not vote yes for sotomayer or the insurance plan obama wants; both will be disasterous for our country.I gave up on voting for a while because it seems like non of our representatives listen to us but I will vote in ALL elections from now on to make sure I vote against everyone who goes along with the plan this president has to totally distroy my country.Why can you not see what is happening.Why do you not Question his motives???Fight For Us,thats your job!!!!Do it!

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