Sonia Sotomayor just might be onto something. This quote:
"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life."
just will not die. It's one of those obscure statements our lazy media will replay for the next few months as if this one sentence is the key to understanding the totality of who Sotomayor really is.
Meanwhile, everybody from Newt Gingrich to Joe Lieberman to Lindsey Graham seems to be hell bent on proving her right. These guys, believe it or not, are just like the folks who run BET - both groups seem to be committed to pimping a distorted view of dysfunctional male misogyny.
Has Gingrich just totally lost it? Telling us that "Obama has failed" already is like calling the outcome of a football game before the first commercial break. It's like a teacher handing out blank test papers at the beginning of an exam with the grades already written on them.
That metaphorical "wise Latina" Sotomayor referred to is looking smarter already.
Meanwhile, Lindsay Graham and Joe Lieberman are as angry as two spoiled little three year old toddlers who have been forced to share the toys their daycare provides with all the other kids. These two clowns have decided that they are just going to take their ball and go home...no, wait, they are going to SHUT DOWN THE SENATE. Brilliant. Just brilliant.
At the rate these guys are catching "foot in their mouth" disease, the "wise Latina" doesn't even have to be wise - just experienced.
What really gets me hot under the collar about these buffoons is the same thing that gets my blood pressure up when I see some of the ridiculous images of black people BET keeps showing over and over - their total disregard for reality. Most of my drinking buddies and cigar buddies are white men. Granted, none of them are congressmen or political pundits, but by and large, these guys are all pretty decent, pretty humble...well, okay, most of them aren't humble, but neither are any of the African American guys who are my friends.
What I'm really trying to say here is that when you take the preening and the posturing and the politicking away, white men are just like any other men. It's the charlatans and fakers who insist on acting out, the way kids do when they aren't getting enough attention, who are currently giving the rest of America's white men a bad name.