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    W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    White House press secretary Robert Gibbs issued a pointed warning to opponents of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination Wednesday, urging critics to measure their words carefully during a politically charged confirmation debate.

    “I think it is probably important for anybody involved in this debate to be exceedingly careful with the way in which they’ve decided to describe different aspects of this impending confirmation,” Gibbs said.

    He was replying to a question from CBS’s Chip Reid about a blog post by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accusing Sotomayor of imposing identity politics on the bench and declaring: “A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. A Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”

    In 2001, then-White House press secretary Ari Fleischer drew criticism in the press for suggesting Americans “need to watch what they say” in the overheated aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.


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    Translation?
    Don't you even think of raising any objections or else.
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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    When is the revolution going to start? Jut tell me a time and place, and I'm there.
    Let's figure it out.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Translation?
    Don't you even think of raising any objections or else.
    I think the correct translation is "Let's keep this debate related to the qualifications of the candidate and avoid divisive racial remarks."

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by FlappyTheKinkajou View Post
    When is the revolution going to start? Jut tell me a time and place, and I'm there.
    It happened all ready, sadly the idiots won this time.
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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I think the correct translation is "Let's keep this debate related to the qualifications of the candidate and avoid divisive racial remarks."
    You mean like her racist remarks are now off limits?
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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It happened all ready, sadly the idiots won this time.
    When was this?
    Let's figure it out.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    He was replying to a question from CBS’s Chip Reid about a blog post by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich accusing Sotomayor of imposing identity politics on the bench and declaring: “A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. A Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”
    I think the reference was about the use of 'race' in this process. Criticise her on her qualifications.


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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think the reference was about the use of 'race' in this process. Criticise her on her qualifications.
    So you can use her race if you want to praise her, but not if you want to criticize her.
    Let's figure it out.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I think the reference was about the use of 'race' in this process. Criticise her on her qualifications.
    Imagine a white male saying the below:

    "Justice [Sandra Day] O'Connor has often been cited as saying that a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases," he declared. "I am . . . not so sure that I agree with the statement. First, . . . there can never be a universal definition of wise. Second, I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a latina female who hasn't lived that life."
    I think that would get him disqualified right there, for assuming that race, gender... have any place in the court room.

    However...

    In a speech published in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal in 2002, Judge Sotomayor offered her own interpretation of this jurisprudence. "Justice [Sandra Day] O'Connor has often been cited as saying that a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases," she declared. "I am . . . not so sure that I agree with the statement. First, . . . there can never be a universal definition of wise. Second, 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."
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    Is okay.. cause she has the right skin color and political views. Amazing isn't it?
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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by FlappyTheKinkajou View Post
    So you can use her race if you want to praise her, but not if you want to criticize her.
    Its stupid to praise someone on race alone but she is not exactly unqualified now is she? But whatever rocks their boat, i am merely clarifying what i think WH was saying 'be careful' on.


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