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  •  I did read it. (0+ / 0-)

    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."

    The fact that it was used in realation to sexual discrimination cases is irrelevant.

    This statement still has to be explained. If she could do that, she is a shoo in.

    •  I think this is a lot over not much (0+ / 0-)

      She'll come to the hearings ready with something charming and self-effacing to say about the quote and it will disappear into the Supreme Court trivia file.

    •  I think the statement is fine. (0+ / 0-)

      It needs no more explanation than someone saying her experience as a trial judge would, hopefully, be a plus.  

      The fact that it was used in realation to sexual discrimination cases is irrelevant.

      Just as irrelevant as being a veteran is to being the Secretaru of Veteran's Affairs.  Or being a jduge is to being a Justice.  When you're immersed in the very subject at issue, you tend to know something about it.

      You're better off reading Josh Marshall in the first place.

      by Inland on Thu May 28, 2009 at 08:18:18 AM PDT

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      •  But the point is your ethnicity, sex, religion (0+ / 0-)

        etc. doesn't mean that you will come to a better decision than a white male, different perhaps. In fact, it's quite possible that you will come to a far worse decision.

        •  She didn't say it would. (0+ / 0-)

          She said she hoped it would, just as I hope that her being a trial judge makes her a better justice, just as I hope being a vet makes the secretary a better secretary for veterans' affairs. We hope so and think so, given that we in fact appoint people based on these backgrounds.

          You're better off reading Josh Marshall in the first place.

          by Inland on Thu May 28, 2009 at 08:39:49 AM PDT

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          •  That would be fine if she didn't include (0+ / 0-)

            the part about reaching a better conclusion than a white male.

            "I would hope that a wise white male with the richness of his experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn't lived that life."

            Now what if this was said.

            Don't tell me that is what Alito said, because it is not.

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