Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sotomayor: Opposition from "serious" people.

Greg Mankiw with the "she doesn't save enough" argument.
Apparently, the new Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is an example of the latter. The Washington Post reports that the 54-year-old Sotomayer has a $179,500 yearly salary but

On her financial disclosure report for 2007, she said her only financial holdings were a Citibank checking and savings account, worth $50,000 to $115,000 combined. During the previous four years, the money in the accounts at some points was listed as low as $30,000.

My grandmother would have been shocked and appalled to see someone who makes so much save so little.

"Some Conservatives" and the "pigs' feet" argument.
Sotomayor also claimed: “For me, a very special part of my being Latina is the mucho platos de arroz, gandoles y pernir — rice, beans and pork — that I have eaten at countless family holidays and special events.”

This has prompted some Republicans to muse privately about whether Sotomayor is suggesting that distinctive Puerto Rican cuisine such as patitas de cerdo con garbanzo — pigs’ feet with chickpeas — would somehow, in some small way influence her verdicts from the bench.

And somewhere out there (I can't find the link in the couple minutes I have free) people are complaining that she doesn't pronounce her name American-like. "Why isn't in 'meyer' instead of 'my-ORE'" they complain. Really, they are complaining that a person of Puerto Rican dissent doesn't have an Anglican name. Or maybe, just maybe, they're real complaint is that she's not Anglican.

UPDATE: Found it! You will be assimilated.



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