Monday, July 13, 2009

Comedy Alert: Sotomayor 'Stands to be One of the Greatest Judges in American History'

Nothing like embellishing a very mediocre (at best) record of a judge who has just recently had a major decision of hers overturned. But leave it to the Democrats to lard it on thick today at the Sotomayor hearings. Consider this a campaign moment of epic pandering from New York's junior senator.
It's a big day for New York's junior senator, and Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is going to get some home-state mileage out of it.

Gillibrand, an appointed senator who could face a tough road to re-election in 2010, is going to introduce home-state nominee Sonia Sotomayor Monday afternoon at Sotomayor's confirmation hearing (along with Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., a Judiciary Committee member who was tasked with helping to shepherd Sotomayor's nomination through the Senate).
Don't expect Gillibrand to hold back in her introductory remarks According to her office, Gillibrand plans to tell the panel that Sotomayor "stands to be one of the greatest judges in American history."
Let's revisit that remark down the road. Maybe if she's as great as Justice Scalia or Justice Thomas then this absurd prediction would actually have some merit.

Until then Gillibrand needs to stop hyperventilating.

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