Tuesday, May 26, 2009

All Class, All the Time

A sampling of wingnut reactions to the first-ever nomination of an Hispanic-American to the Supreme Court:

  • Mike Huckabee: refers to Sonia Sotomayor as "Maria" Sotomayor

  • Rush Limbaugh: "she's not the brain that they're portraying her to be, she's not a constitutional jurist. She is an affirmative action case extraordinaire and she has put down white men in favor of Latina women."

  • Paul Mirengoff: "Che Guevara in Robes?" ("Hugo Chavez?...Fidel Castro?...Daniel Ortega?...Nah, I'll go with Che--stick with the classics!")

  • Senator James Inhofe (R-Stupid): "it will be important...to weigh her qualifications and character as well as her ability to rule fairly without undue influence from her own personal race, gender, or political preferences."
Don't ever change, guys.