May 03, 2009

Affirmative action on the Supreme Court?

Surely this is a joke. I mean, really, they're not thinking about putting a woman dumb enough to refer to our veterans as potential terrorist recruitment targets, who thinks Canada is the enemy, who would rather call terrorism a man-made disaster, and all of this just within a hundred days of Obama taking office...they wouldn't really put her on the Supreme Court, would they?

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., told ABC's "This Week" that he personally would like to see more women on the court.

"Having only one woman on the Supreme Court does not reflect the makeup of the United States," he said Sunday. "I think we should have more women, we should have more minorities."

I can't even express how repulsive this idea is to me. Not even because someone who has such a poor grasp of language and semantics and the meaning of words might end up sitting on the bench of the highest court of the land, but because ENOUGH OF THIS FREAKING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CRAP ALREADY. Putting a choice like Napolitano on the bench implies that there is no woman who's truly qualified for the job, just as putting Obama in the White House because it would be nice to have an African American there implies that there are no people of color qualified for the office of the president.

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