Thursday, July 16, 2009

Coulter 7/16/09

Senate Hearings on Court Nominees: Excercises in Hypocracy

My take on Ann Coulter's latest. Her column was published on

Summary: The treatment of Sonia Sotormayor is compared to how past Republican nominees have been treated. Her list includes:

  1. Clarence Thomas
  2. Miguel Estrada
  3. Janice Rogers Brown and of course,
  4. Robert Bork

To the extent that the Sotomayor hearings have been less than civil, it is, again, liberals who have made it so, launching personal attacks against the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, and even the fireman whose complaint started the Ricci case.

My Views: I had forgotten how the Democrats have treated minority nominees by Republicans until she reminded me in this column. My response to the hypocracy of this is emotional but sometimes emotionalism is a good thing. It is important that the only reason that this Hispanic nominee is so significant is because past men and women of Hispanic and other backgrounds were blocked by these very Senators - and blocked because of their ethnic origins, too. Shame!

Anybody who is as hated as Ann Coulter is must be doing something right. She is very right-wing but every left-wing blogger would love to write like her. I hate rants; opinion pieces must argue from the facts. Pay attention to how she uses facts and draws politically incorrect connections among them. People would do well to think and not just be outraged.

Here's her Wiki bio. Her latest book is at the right.