Oh, but what a word it is. Watching Face The Nation yesterday was a jaw dropper. California Senator Dianne Feinstein tried to explain away Judge Sotomayor’s “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.” Hey it’s just one word.
Yup and that one word is “better”. As in, “my race makes me better” … or my gender? Listen to the Senator’s response to Bob Scheiffer’s question “I would be severely criticized if I said I could make a better decision than a woman because I am a man, wouldn’t I?” Why Bob … how could you even think that? Women have had to fight for so much.
I contend this kind of stuff has been simmering for years. Feinstein found it incredulous that, after all women have been through, that some white male like Scheiffer would think a man could make a better decission than a woman. Which is why she has no problem with Sotomayor’s comment? She believes it and so does Sotomayor