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06-04-09, 09:27 PM #1
Harry Reid says Sotomayer's "the whole package," but admits he hasn't read a single opinion of hers
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) admitted Tuesday that he "[hasn't] read a single one" of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's opinions despite praising her as "the whole package."Not surprisingly, the Obama loving media gleefully reported the latter while almost completely ignoring the former.
What a shock, huh?
Here's how Reid on Tuesday responded to the questions: "Is there anything in Judge Sotomayor's record that you think gives you trouble or that could make -- could cause her trouble? For instance, she, in January, ruled that the Second Amendment doesn't apply to the states. Is that something that you agree with, that you could see that -- or that you don't agree with and may be able to give her trouble?" (video and partial transcript embedded below the fold):
I understand that during her career, she's written hundreds and hundreds of opinions. I haven't read a single one of them, and if I'm fortunate before we end this, I won't have to read one of them. But -- I'm not familiar with that opinion, but there will be plenty of time for people who are concerned about the Second Amendment -- and there are lots of people on the Judiciary Committee who are concerned about it -- they'll have lots of time to offer her questions and she'll proceed to answer them. But I don't know anything about that.One would think the Majority Leader admitting that he's supporting the nomination of a Supreme Court justice without reading any of her opinions would be quite newsworthy.
Well, think again, for according to Google News and LexisNexis searches, of major media outlets, only the Washington Post's Dana Milbank thought Reid's comments were at all interesting, although they came in the last paragraph of his article published Wednesday.
By contrast, Reid's "Everyone in America, I want them to understand that we have the whole package here" was quite popular with reporters getting notice from news outlets such as the Associated Press, the New York Times, the Post, Slate, Reuters, AFP, CNN, and PBS's "News Hour."
I guess when it comes to Democrat nominees for the Court, only comments from the Left that support his or her confirmation are newsworthy.
As an aside, is it possible the media are no longer surprised by Democrats making decisions without actually reading what they're voting on? After all, few of them read Obama's stimulus package they approved in February, right?
06-05-09, 01:27 AM #2
Well, what the hell...you already knew he was a douche. He just has to keep proving it to us all.
Car 4I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!
06-05-09, 02:32 AM #3
I'm just going to enjoy the dirty looks that pass between her and Scalia, who is going to author the smackdown on her circuit decision.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
06-05-09, 02:35 AM #4
What would Harry Reid know about her package?SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
06-05-09, 01:07 PM #5
He is the truest definition of the word "tool." Harry Reid has been a farce for a long time. We should get rid of the entire lot of them and start over after imposing Senatorial and Congressional term limits.
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