Oh, wait, you probably donâ€™t dig that. Hello! So I was trying to stay out of this, but at the behest of my 14-year-old brother Anthony (who after watching the Judge Sotomayor confirmation hearings, insightfully pointed outâ€”in what may be the only example of our â€œcolorblind, post-race Americaâ€ Iâ€™ve seenâ€”that â€œthe men were ganging up on her and being mean, but the women were supportiveâ€), I figured Iâ€™d make a last-ditch appeal for you to stop being idiots. I mean, come on, we all know youâ€™re going to confirm Judge Sotomayor in committee today, so why be assfaces about it?
You know sheâ€™s a great choice for the bench. Iâ€™m not going to re-list her myriad accomplishments, or remind you of the double standards that are at play with regard to referencing personal experience on the bench (Judge Alito anyone?) or even try to explain that using said experience to make decisions (judicial or otherwise) is called â€œgrowth,â€ not â€œjudicial activismâ€ and that true progress can only come with diversity. Iâ€™m just gonna say that you have one last chance to define yourselves in this situation: you can be ridiculous and continue to toil on the wrong side of history, or you can join your boy Lindsey Graham (R-SC) who has reversed his position and do this gracefullyâ€”well, at least not so clumsily. Call it whatever you want, just donâ€™t show your tails today during the vote. Seriously.
Itâ€™s your choice. Donâ€™t eff it up.
P.S. The same goes for the full Senate; get it together for the final vote before you go on recess. Don’t make me write about this again.
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