"I'm sure she would have restated it,"
Barack Obama on his SCOTUS pick Sonia Sotomayor as way of explanation (?) of her statement that Latina women would make a better decision than white men because they are, well, Latina women.
Two things about this quote.
Duh. Of course if she would change it now she could because it has become a headache.
We have heard from just about everybody in the country about the quote, reporters, Republicans, Democrats. People who agree, people who disagree. Everybody but the judge herself.
We hear this type of statement a lot, "he/she/I would not say...now". This type of statement means nothing, see first point.
What we need to hear is a convincing explanation from the judge on what she was thinking when she said, how she feels about race, and how these feelings will effect her decisions on the bench.
I mean, this whole pick is about "feelings" right. Obama did say he was looking for someone empathetic. To be fair though, he never did say empathetic to whom.
Until we hear from her, we can only use her racist statement as a guide and form our opinions from there.
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