The Czar’s excellent post below shows him relatively unconcerned (as much as a conservative leaning libertarian can be) about President Obama’s nomination of judge Sonia Sotomayor as Justice Souter’s replacement on the Supreme Court.
Here’s ‘Puter’s slightly different take on Judge Sotomayor: it’s a mixed bag for conservatives.
Judge Sotomayor’s opinions show her to be an unrepentant lefty activist judge. This is to be expected for an Obama nominee. More disturbing is Judge Sotomayor’s stated belief that her race and gender make her a better judge than white men. To ‘Puter, such a racist and sexist statement should be disqualifying. It will not be.
On the upside for conservatives, Judge Sotomayor is not known as an articulate spokesperson for leftist doctrine. That is, while undeniably smart, she is no Justice Scalia for the left. President Obama and the screaming mimis on the left would have been better served to nominate an intellectual heavyweight such as an Elena Kagan. The Supreme Court’s left wing has no counterbalance to Scalia, and will not now until the next nomination.
And finally, some free advice for Senate Republicans. Get on every single news show you can find and start talking now about how you are going to treat Judge Sotomayor like any other nominee. You will examine her opinions and background and ask tough, incisive questions in a respectful manner. To do otherwise would be failing in your advise and consent role. And despite the Left’s assertions to the contrary, treating the Supreme Court’s first Hispanic nominee as any other nominee is a compliment to Hispanics. Hispanic nominees do not require different standards to succeed, and the media’s assertion otherwise is, in fact, racist.
Always right, unless he isn’t, the infallible Ghettoputer F. X. Gormogons claims to be an in-law of the Volgi, although no one really believes this.
’Puter carefully follows economic and financial trends, legal affairs, and serves as the Gormogons’ financial and legal advisor. He successfully defended us against a lawsuit from a liquor distributor worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid deliveries of bootleg shandies.
The Geep has an IQ so high it is untestable and attempts to measure it have resulted in dangerously unstable results as well as injuries to researchers. Coincidentally, he publishes intelligence tests as a side gig.
His sarcasm is so highly developed it borders on the psychic, and he is often able to insult a person even before meeting them. ’Puter enjoys hunting small game with 000 slugs and punt guns, correcting homilies in real time at Mass, and undermining unions. ’Puter likes to wear a hockey mask and carry an axe into public campgrounds, where he bursts into people’s tents and screams. As you might expect, he has been shot several times but remains completely undeterred.
He assures us that his obsessive fawning over news stories involving women teachers sleeping with young students is not Freudian in any way, although he admits something similar once happened to him. Uniquely, ’Puter is unable to speak, read, or write Russian, but he is able to sing it fluently.
Geep joined the order in the mid-1980s. He arrived at the Castle door with dozens of steamer trunks and an inarticulate hissing creature of astonishingly low intelligence he calls “Sleestak.” Ghettoputer appears to make his wishes known to Sleestak, although no one is sure whether this is the result of complex sign language, expert body posture reading, or simply beating Sleestak with a rubber mallet.
‘Puter suggests the Czar suck it.