Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Sotomayor Attack: Lacks Intelligence?!

You gotta hand it to the Party of No Clue. The same party that brought you Joe the Plumber, Joe Barton, Michele Bachmann, Steve King, Rick Santorum, Alberto Gonzales, Harriet Miers, Sarah Palin and yes, George W. Bush, is attacking President Obama's nomination for Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor because according to them, she's an "intellectual lightweight."

Let's look at her lack of pedigree:

Coming from a housing project in the Bronx, Sotomayor ended up graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton. She also was a co-recipient of the M. Taylor Pyne Prize, the highest honor Princeton awards to an undergraduate. Sotomayor then went to Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal and managing editor of the Yale Studies in World Public Order.

No journalism major to speak of. No, she didn't attend five schools in six years to achieve her Bachelor's degree. I guess they just hand out summa cum laudes to every Hispanic that walks through their doors (you know, that affirmative action thing). But hey, if the GOP says she's not smart enough, then I suppose we should listen.


Annette said...

I am not surprised by the GOPer response of this, the one who really surprised me was Jonathon Turley. His statements about her lack of intellect, her lack of depth, and her shallowness in the writing of the opinions he read really surprised me. I went to his blog and read his post about her and he really was not nice.

Of course it looked like he was pushing Wood, so maybe it was just sour grapes, but still.

ZenYenta said...

Jonathan Turley has been getting on my last nerve since Obama's election. And he was such fun during the Bush administration. But hey, she was only a co-recipient of the Pine award. I guess that's just not quite good enough.

Fraulein said...

What would be refreshing would be to hear someone--ANYONE--on TV, aside from Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann, make this point. It's the kind of context journalists are theoretically supposed to provide. The party that pushed Sarah Palin as a model of leadership can't then turn around and claim Sotomayor is some kind of intellectual lightweight--unless the press allows it to do so.