Feinstein on Sotomayor: “Just One Word”

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

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  1. Darlene
    Darlene says:

    This comment may cause women to cringe, but so be it.  I could just as easily contend that women who have had amazing struggles and, at the same time, amazing accomplishments could be worse at the decision making of a Supreme Court Justice.  Whoa, you may say.  Yes, I have met some (certainly not all) accomplished women who salivate at the opportunity to "pay back" the system for all of those struggles.  

    But, if I may also add …. I have met some (certainly not all) men who salivate at the idea of keeping a successful, self-sufficient woman in the kitchen. 

    No offense intended to either gender.  As an accountant, I can say I believe, honestly …  all genders have their assets and liabilities (hehe).

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