Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

May 26, 2009

Summary of Obama’s introduction of Sonia Sotomayor

Filed under: — Different River @ 10:56 am

I happened to catch Obama’s speech introducing his new Supreme Court nominee earlier today.

Here’s a summary:

Because of her background, she is uniquely qualified to represent the poor and downtrodden. She went to private schools as a child, then to Princeton and Yale. Before becoming a judge, she was a partner at a commercial litigation law firm specializing in intellectual property litigation. Because she is a woman of color, she knows what it’s like to be denied the educational and professional opportunities that other Americans take for granted. She is a Yankees fan, but Obama hopes she doesn’t suffer from the prejudice of New England Senators.