Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world

One of the strangest talking points circulating among Republicans as a response to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's statement that her judgements might reflect her experience as a Hispanic woman is that judges have to aspire to be like the blindfolded figure who appears in statue form at so many courtroom entrances (Richard Viguerie and Chuck Grassley both had it on the same radio show today).

That blindfolded figure being a woman.

Do you think our Greek and Roman intellectual ancestors might have had some notion that a mother-like figure would make better decisions regarding morality and order than their men?

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