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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Harriet Myers was a joke. I support a nomination of a woman who is incredibly, exceedlingly bright. Myers is not incredibly or exceedingly bright in my book. In fact, I would guess that I am smarter than her, and I don't deserve to be on the Supreme Court.
    Shouldn't your criteria be based soley on intelligence, and not superficial physical attributes? Thats how I roll.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    Sotomayer is not incredibly bright. I think they could have found a more leftist appointee who was incredibly bright, but she's just not.
    And you know this how? I'm sure she got into Princeton and Yale Law School and made it on Yale's Law Review because she's an idiot. I'm sure of that, talloulou.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

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    Shouldn't your criteria be based soley on intelligence, and not superficial physical attributes? Thats how I roll.
    But why can't I want a woman who is intelligent?

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

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    But why can't I want a woman who is intelligent?



    As long as she is a white woman then.....
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    But why can't I want a woman who is intelligent?
    You can. But you'd be nuanced about it. Saying for example, "A balanced court is a stronger court, " or some such thing rather than suggesting your vagina makes you a better judge than some white prick.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    You can. But you'd be nuanced about it. Saying for example, "A balanced court is a stronger court, " or some such thing rather than suggesting your vagina makes you a better judge than some white prick.
    LOL That's what I said initially.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    LOL That's what I said initially.
    See, you're smarter than Sotomayer.

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    See, you're smarter than Sotomayer.
    APS nominated for thr SCOTUS ohhhh rah. Lol

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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    But why can't I want a woman who is intelligent?
    You can, as long as you aren't willing to turn down a better qualified candidate, based on gender. Is there a better qualified candidate than this lady? I don't know. I know that the pool from which Obama is going to choose is going to be centrist to left of center. So we can disqualify any intelligent right of center judges based on that criteria. So now the question is, is she the best candidate from the left of center pool? That I don't know. If there is a better suited candidate, I think its shameful to pick someone due to physical attributes. If all else can be shown to be equal, as in he couldn't have done any better from the pool he's going to pick from, then I have no issue. Obama may be messianic, but I don't expect him to perform any miracles for the right anytime soon.
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    Re: Obama to pick Sotomayer for Supreme Court

    Yeah, seriously....what's the equation for this?

    How many bonus points do you get for being a woman? Being a minority? Having came from poverty in the past?

    I mean, what's the point total here. Is there some kind of magical equation that comes together that says "Well, in all things actually dealing with the law this other person [x] is better than this person [y], but Y is a asian female that grew up in the slums so that gives her 10 points extra credit and the win"

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