Friday, July 17, 2009


"Lord, what fools these mortals be!" ~ William Shakespeare

What hath the Minnesota Supreme Court wrought?

How fate loves a jest!

Senator Al Franken.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor?


God help us.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

h/t: Lone Ranger, through Joe.


Joe said...

The depth and significance of Franken's question and SS's response is beyond understanding.

My sense is that that is about as deep as Franken can go.

Mark said...

Obviously Franken read Sotomayor's bio. She has said She got interested in law from watching Perry Mason episodes.

Franken is such an idiot, he couldn't think of any pertinent questions to ask her.

Being a Senator is miles above his pay grade, and I think he's beginning to learn that.

Unfortunately, it's too late now.

But, on the bright side, he will give us hundreds of sound bites to ridicule over the next couple of years until he is mercifully elected out of office.

Jim said...

Obviously you did not watch the entire hearings or the entirety of Franken's participation. You are only spouting what you are hearing from Hannity et al.

Franken was for the most part very serious in his statement and questions. His questions were insightful, clearly showed that he had studied the issues, and were very relevant to the situation and events. The fact that he introduced a little levity into the proceedings was really charming. You think he was the only one who interjected a little humor?

Certainly a lot more relevant than asking about the "wise latina" comment for the 437th time in 4 days.

You have shown here that you are not really paying attention to what's going on, only to what your blatherers spew.

Mark said...

Actually, Jim, I was at work when Hannity was on. I didn't see it. As I noted, I found the video through Lone Ranger via Joe's blog.

That was humor? Oh, OK, if you say so. I didn't see anything humorous in the clip, besides Franken's attempt at relevancy, which I admit, was laughable.

He's a clown, which makes him virtually indistinguishable from every other Democrat Senator, Speaker of the House, Vice President and President.

Mark said...

And anyway, the "wise Latina" comment should be questioned, although, by virtue of the fact that she made the comment in the first place, she demonstrated that she isn't very wise at all.

A wise Latina she isn't. However Michael Estrada is a wise Latino. Of course, the Democrats didn't want him as a Justice. According to their own memo's he wasn't qualified because he is a Latino.

Always On Watch said...


The word FARCE comes to mind.

What kind of Congress is this, anyway?

Jim said...

"According to their own memo's he wasn't qualified because he is a Latino."

Bulls**t! Show me the memo.

Franken used to be a clown. Now he's a Senator, and Coleman is the clown.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Jim, Fraken is a clown, and a leopard doesn't change its' spots, (maybe its location, but not its spots).

Always on Watch, we now truly have a Congress that is a comedy of errors.

Lone Ranger said...

As usual, Jim is left looking foolish, because he ignores my Number One Rule of Politics -- always expect the worst from democrats and you will never be surprised. You want the memos? Here you go.

Pay particular attention to the memo sent to Sen. Dick (the turban) Durbin. "They also identified Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, because he has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment. They want to hold Estrada off as long as possible."

Mark said...

Thanks, LR. I knew the memo existed. I just didn't know where to find it.

I apologize to you, Jim. You are right Franken isn't a clown. Clowns are funny.

Franken's just irrelevant.

Joe said...

Jim: "His questions were insightful, clearly showed that he had studied the issues, and were very relevant to the situation and events."

I DID watch the entire proceedings, and his questions were NOT insightful...they weren't even HIS. They just spouted the Party line and were a continuation of the same junk the rest of the Democrats had injected.

He parroted questions that had been prepared for him and her answers were prepared answers, delivered without the long pauses and ramblings she used when questioned by Republicans.

Z said...

They've ruined those lovely evenings sitting in Daddy's lap watching Perry Mason with him..AND all the Nancy Drew books I read.
WHO KNEW that reading Nancy Drew might be a good step toward the SCOTUS!?

Well, I MUST BE qualified, because I read every Nancy Drew book, too!

Lone Ranger said...

I read not only Nancy Drew, but the Hardy Boys. And, I not only watched Perry Mason, I read the books. I guess that makes me MORE qualified to handle both Franken's and Sotomayor's jobs.

Timothy said...

Sorry, I couldn't watch it. Just the thought of him as a Senator is too much...

Anonymous said...

Just the thought of Franken as a Senator causes me to wonder about either the legitimacy of the vote or the level of intelligence of the majority of voters if he won by actual numbers. I know I have to pray more in order to not give in to disgust. mom2

Cameron said...

Wow. That memo is damning. I hadn't seen it before. In their defense, the "he's Latino" charge was probably made largely out of political reasons rather than racial. The Democrats didn't want Republicans any advantage in that racial group as far as garnering good will and future votes are concerned. But still.

Jim said...

Thanks LR and Mark, but the memo in no way says nor implies that Estrada wasn't qualified because he is Latino. Estrada was seen by Democrats as extremely right wing with positions not acceptable to the Democrats. Not having an extensive "paper trail" meant no a whole lot to bring up or question in hearings. The danger was that being a Latino put him on the "fast track" to the SCOTUS because Bush wanted to make that first appointment.

Find me anything that suggests that Democrats opposed Estrada because being a Latino made him unqualified.

You fumbled this one badly.

Lone Ranger said...

Rule Number Two of Politics. Never reason with a liberal. Their minds can't be changed.

Jim said...

You can reason with this one. But you are unable. What? You want me to say what you have linked to supports Mark's position when it clearly doesn't?

I don't think so.

And I can change my mind when appropriate. I didn't originally support Obama.