Friday, May 29, 2009

Krauthammer 5/29/09

Confirm the Supreme Court Appointment

My take on Charles Krauthammer's latest. His column was published in the Washington Post.

Summary: Sonia Sotomayer ought to be confirmed but first her decision against the New Haven firemen ought to be highlighted.

And on her statements about the inherent differences between groups, and the superior wisdom she believes her Latina physiology, culture and background grant her over a white male judge. They perfectly reflect the Democrats' enthrallment with identity politics, which assigns free citizens to ethnic and racial groups possessing a hierarchy of wisdom and entitled to a hierarchy of claims upon society.

My Views: Obama wants judges to have "empathy". Empathy for who? Did this judge have any empathy for those firemen whose promotions she ruined? I guess it all comes down to what group one belongs to - a group that is favored or a group that is not. This. Is. Not. Right.

Charles Krauthammer is a more establishment columnist. He came to punditry by way of psychiatry (at Massachusetts General Hospital) via the New Republic Magazine. He appears on TV where you never see his wheelchair. Here's his Wiki bio.

He wrote a book which is pictured at the right. I am drawn by the substance and the thinking than any particular writing flair.