Burris is a crook. Whodathunkit?
And a liar, of the worst kind. Pretentiously hiding behind his squeaky clean image and claiming he’d never talked to Blagojevich about favors that resulted in his appointment to the Senate. Santimoniously sermonizing ad nauseum about how he was about the people’s business and wouldn’t allow sordid speculation sway his resolve.
There’s no sordid speculation here and that sactimonious sermonizing can go right back down the vile gullet it emerged from to add it’s putrid mass to the seething stench that inhabits that man’s soul.
Just a question, an honest one here: knowing the FBI had recorded phone conversations and in all likelihood had him incriminating himself with incontravertible proof, how did Burris walk the halls of Congress with his debonaire smile? Was his conscience eating him at all? Or is his corruption so complete that he’s quelled all better things within him?
Oh, and now he’s “torn” over helping Blagojevich.
This much is true: as a parent we want our child to feel bad about doing wrong, not about being caught.
Burris is feeling bad about being caught. His emotional development is very likely so incredibly stunted it would take a redemptive work in his life to make him feel grief over his actual wrong.
So throw the Senator out already.
Judge Sotomayor has lots of things going for her: Obama likes her, and… Obama thinks she’ll do a good job.
A significant number of her decisions have been reversed, and of those upheld, her arguments have been faulted by superior judges. This indicates a consistency only in fallacy and not in skilled jurisprudence.
Reading through a list of Sotomayor decisions, one finds very quickly she is anti-business, pro-union, and pro-regulation.
She believes business is out to hurt people.
She believes unions are completely good and no bad thing can come from them.
She believes generally that government knows best, especially when the right kind of people run government.
One thing conspicuously absent from her beliefs is a belief in the rule of law and the supremacy of law over all men equally.
It’s no unfair fear tactic to quote her (from the NY Times):
I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life
Would a white male judge saying a version of that phrase last any longer than a water drop on a hot iron skillet? Of course not, and for good reason. There’s no place for preference or opinion in the law.
Justice is supposed to be blind.
Sotomayor, in her arrogance and conceit, proudly claims her judgement issued with her eyes of justice wide open and uncovered is best.
It may indeed her best judgement, but it’s not the judgement we require of those occupying the highest chairs of justice in our land.