Saturday, August 08, 2009

Archie Bunker Sworn in on U.S. Supreme Court

Well, Sonia Sotomayor might as well be Archie Bunker. At any rate, the first Hispanic bigot ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court was sworn in today:

WASHINGTON (AP) —Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in Saturday as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice and only third female member in the top U.S. court's 220-year history.

She is President Barack Obama's first appointment to the influential court, which has shaped many of the country's laws on polarizing issues like abortion and the death penalty. As a successor to liberal Justice David Souter, who retired, she is not expected to alter the nine-member court's ideological balance.

Sotomayor took the second of two oaths of office Saturday from Chief Justice John Roberts in an ornate conference room, beneath a portrait of the legendary Chief Justice John Marshall. Her left hand resting on a Bible that was held by her mother, Celina, Sotomayor pledged to "do equal right to the poor and to the rich."

"[Doing] equal to the poor and the rich" is a quaint little notion that the bigot Sotomayor has absolutely no interest in as her 17 years on the federal bench have proven. Ask the New Haven firefighters. And I know, I know she paid lip service to the notion that she'll be fair on the bench, but her record speaks for itself -- and she's not fair on the bench. She sees herself and everyone that comes into her court through the prism of the color of their skin, their life circumstances or any other obscure characteristic she thinks might be applicable. And she thinks her job is to make law from the bench.

The Messiah may not have been able to find the poor lesbian welfare mother cross-dressing transvestite hooker he wanted for the bench. But I'm sure Sonia the bigot will do.

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