Andrew Bolt has a crack at US President Barack Obama’s “affirmative action pick” for the Supreme Court.

Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama’s affirmative action pick for the Supreme Court, reaches a conclusion that proves her conclusion is false:

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.

Not only is this racist and foolish, it fundamentally misunderstands the role of a judge, which is to uphold the law, not pass on the lessons of her personal experiences. Be afraid that Obama finds this fine.

Notice how Bolt has attempted to strengthen his “affirmative action” smear by quoting one lonely sentence by Ms Sotomayor? Well, that one sentence is from a 2001 lecture by the “affirmative action pick”, and there are lots and lots of other sentences in that speech. Here are two of them:

We should not be so myopic as to believe that others of different experiences or backgrounds are incapable of understanding the values and needs of people from a different group …

… No one person, judge or nominee will speak in a female or people of color voice.

This cherry picking business is easy.

(Thanks to reader confessions.)

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