“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,”
The latest cover is an obvious take on Sonya Sotomayor's above statement. Naturally, the clueless are in high dudgeon. The comments over on a confirm Sotomayor forum run around 10:1 against, but this one made me laugh out loud:
"How DARE some one depict their opponent as a peaceful, smiling, centered, Master of Enlightenment with the hand posture of a Teacher rising above a Lotus of the Open Mind to the Universal! How DARE they"!
This one must take the prize for the most obtuse:
"Exactly! TNR is doing a really good job of alienating everyone but the radical right...thanks, guys! Keep up the good work"!Uh, the "offending" cover is from National Review, not The New Republic. You can tell because it says National Review, you know--right on the cover you are commenting on...