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Friday, June 05, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Now *that* was mindless obstruction

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

I got a chuckle out of Thomas Beaumont's article in today's Des Moines Register, "Reason for vote against judge still eludes Grassley." ... Grassley's memory lapse prompted me to search for reports on the reasons some Senate Republicans opposed Sotomayor in 1998. I could not find any articles discussing controversial decisions she had made as a district court judge. I also learned that Sotomayor gave a speech in
1994 containing a statement about a "wise woman" that is similar to her 2001 remark that conservative commentators have been flogging. Greg Sargent reported that "though the 1994 speech was disclosed to Republican Senators as part of her confirmation for Court of Appeals in 1998, there's no sign that anyone objected to it in any way."

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