Monday, July 13, 2009

Newsweek reporting Sotomayor Is a Shoo-In

What bothered me is not that Howard Fineman believes she's a shoo-in but how he thinks she can be one, he states:

If she keeps her cool and her answers learnedly vague, the lifelong New Yorker will make history this week.


I'm fine with the "keeping her cool" aspect of it but "learnedly vague?" Yes, the never ending let's not really be honest about anything, we'll just give you a legal song and dance...

If that's the case then why even bother with these hearings? Why not just create some type of an advanced judicial bar test and if she passes it? She's a Supreme Court Justice, if she fails? Sorry...try again next appointment...

That would save all the expense, all the drama and at least create appointments that could say they were truly "learned"...

3 comments:

Kvatch said...

If only we could get Sotomayor and impeach Scalia. I mean...if we're out to get rid of 'activist judges' Scalia needs to the be the first to go.

Lawrence Moore said...

Testing? You Radical you! LOL!

Seriously though, these are politicians, remember? I doubt if most of them could pass a SAT, never mind anything else. ;)

As for Sotomayor, we could do worse. A lot worse. I hope she makes it.

Lisa Renee said...

Kvatch, very true and Lawrence, I know...I'm sorry.

:-)