"News" to some, confirmation of reality to others, we learn today that Barack Obama's mentor, Harvard's Larry Pride, wrote a letter to the dilettante-in-chief, warning him that this Sonia Sotomayor chick was not brilliant judicial mind she claimed to be.
Here's an excerpt:
Bluntly put, she’s not nearly as smart as she seems to think she is, and her reputation for being something of a bully could well make her liberal impulses backfire and simply add to the fire power of the Roberts/Alito/Scalia/Thomas wing of the Court on issues like those involved in the voting rights case argued last week and the Title VII case of the New Haven firefighters argued earlier, issues on which Kennedy will probably vote with Roberts despite Souter’s influence but on which I don’t regard Kennedy as a lost cause for the decade or so that he is likely to remain on the Court.
Sotomayor could be an Obama clone. Not quite as bright as advertised, they both resort to bullying and nonsensical rhetoric when logic fails them. Sotomayor, the self-proclaimed "wise Latina", prioritizes first racially and then ideologically, rather than legally and rationally - again, much like Obama.
How's this bad choice going to affect policies in the United States for the next generation? Who knows, but long after Obama is finished, his ideology will live on in the persons of Sotomayor and Kagen, both of them philosophical doppelgangers of the president.
If you even needed an additional reason to vote Republican on Tuesday...