White House Backtracks On Sotomayor’s Racist Comments–
On Wednesday White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that Sonia Sotomayor’s comments that, “A wise Latina woman with her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male,” made common sense:
But, that was on Wednesday.
It looks like their internal polling must have come in this afternoon…
Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick says she chose her racist words poorly back in her 2001 speech.
The AP reported this on the controversial pick:
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The White House says Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor acknowledges she made a poor word choice in a 2001 speech in which she said that a Latina judge would often reach a better conclusion than a white male judge who hasn’t lived the same life.
That’s according to presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs. He says he has not talked directly to Sotomayor about it but has spoken to people who have.
Critics have singled out the 2001 comment by Sotomayor for criticism. She was describing how personal experiences can affect judging. She said a “wise Latina woman” with her experiences would more often than not reach a “better conclusion” than a white male.
Related… Andy McCarthy asks, “Forget Whether She Qualifies as a “Racist.” Would Judge Sotomayor Qualify as a Juror?
Hat Tip Larwyn