Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sotomayor is No Sarah Palin

Many of the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee talked about Sonia Sotomayor with something approaching awe, reminding us about her "brilliance." Many of said Democrats and their media friends would not use the term "brilliant" in describing Sarah Palin, who in fact is very bright and a fast learner.

My own view of Sotomayor is that she's the woman who graduated "summa cum laude" from Princeton . . . but has no idea how to pronounce . . . summa cum laude.

Sonia Sotomayor wildly mispronounced the common legal term "sui generis." She thought the first word had one syllable -- it has two -- and the second word had two syllables -- it has three. Latina, yes. Latin? Nope. Then she kept saying "eminent" when she meant "imminent." She also talked about her "story of knowledge," when she meant "store of knowledge."

Since Sarah has resigned her day job, maybe Obama could get her out of his hair by appointing her (instead of Sonia S.) to the Supreme Court? We could do worse. We ARE doing worse.

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