Get away from my taco, Newt GingrichThose popinjays at The Hill have confused the dickens out of the American Internet today with a snippet regarding the Insta-Classic Sotomayor speech — you know, the one where she says she hates dumb white people, because she’s racist. In the speech she “claims” to like the Greater Mexican dish “mucho platos de arroz, gandoles y pernir,” which is basically a taco. What does this new thing mean, for the Republicans?

Now is this a comedy joke from The Hill or what? (Your Wonkette does not understand parody or jokes in general, because Politics is too important for such puerile tomfoolery.)

Sotomayor also claimed: “For me, a very special part of my being Latina is the mucho platos de arroz, gandoles y pernir — rice, beans and pork — that I have eaten at countless family holidays and special events.”

This has prompted some Republicans to muse privately about whether Sotomayor is suggesting that distinctive Puerto Rican cuisine such as patitas de cerdo con garbanzo — pigs’ tongue and ears — would somehow, in some small way influence her verdicts from the bench.

Curt Levey, the executive director of the Committee for Justice, a conservative-leaning advocacy group, said he wasn’t certain whether Sotomayor had claimed her palate would color her view of legal facts but he said that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee clearly touts her subjective approach to the law.

“It’s pretty disturbing,” said Levey. “It’s one thing to say that occasionally a judge will despite his or her best efforts to be impartial … allow occasional biases to cloud impartiality.

“But it’s almost like she’s proud that her biases and personal experiences will cloud her impartiality.”

Well it would certainly give her the farts, which is of course illegal. Huh?

Critics focus on Sotomayor speech in La Raza journal [The Hill]

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  • bitchincamaro

    Her palate may not color her view, but it will certainly color the air.

  • LittlePig

    Can someone translate that article from The Hill into English for me? I don’t speak retard.

  • charlesdegoal

    Right. A good judge is a judge without opinions.

  • lalalala

    the farts is illegal? uh oh…

  • user-of-owls

    Fine, I’m splitting porcine hairs here, but at what point did the conservative Spanish-English dictionary manage to translate “pigs feet and chickpeas” to “pig’s tongue and ears”?? I think their palate is color their view of language. Or that they are just filthy fucking racists.

  • The Cold Sea

    Newt needs to go to Taco Bell and get some Puerto Rican food and calm down. You know, just learn to speak French like Maria Sotomayor and all of her Mexican relatives from Jamiaca. Fuck.

  • bitchincamaro

    Best non-blingee, blingee, ever. Also.

  • rmontcal

    Quite a bit of talk about twats and tacos today, my Wonky…

  • Country Club Jihadi

    Beans, Beans, the Musical Fruit. The More You Eat, The More you Empathize.

  • The Lucky Republican

    Why won’t she just pretend to be white, or at the very least, aspire to white-ness already – like that nice Steele fellow.

  • Mustang

    I’m 100 percent behind a white man genocide. I wish the lady luck. But I gotta say, it’s an uphill battle, because there are always more white men where those came from. I’m sorry, Soto — you’re on your own with the pig guts and whatever beans and fat mashed up glop. I’m not down with that.

  • NoWireHangers

    If the Republicans want to push this whole “she’s racist” thing good for them. It’ll just be the latest nail in Reagan’s casket. Really? She’s racist? That’s how you’re going to fight the Supreme Court nomination of the first Latina female candidate who is totally qualified for the job? Based on one comment she made several years ago? Really? This will totally help you win Latino votes and fight the image that the GOP is full of old fat rich racist white men.

  • NoWireHangers


  • SayItWithWookies

    The real question, Judge Sotomayor: Is Puerto Rican Cuisine in America a complete account of the government’s relationship to arroz, gandoles y pernir, or do you consider it some sort of “living document” wherein you’re free to add pollo where pollo is not expressly called for? Americans need to know.

  • chascates

    Even a white male heterosexual of European heritage would be found wanting somehow: liberal, of course, first off. I was at a friend’s shop and his crew listens to the Alex Jones crap. A woman on the show was shouting that even liberals agree (although she didn’t name any) Sotomayor isn’t the great intellectual that the Court needs (Clarence Thomas is an intellectual heavyweight?) and we need someone who will protect THE CONSTITUTION (which would rule out Alberto Gonzales, John Yoo, and anyone named Cheney)!
    After Bush’s first ‘election’ I don’t recall every single Democrat attacking every single thing he did. It seems as though they gave him a chance and tried to find common ground.
    The only common ground the GOP now wants is a scorched earth and if the country suffers because of it too bad. Just as long as they get back in power.

  • watershed

    Why couldn’t Nobama just have nominated someone smart and NOT RACIST already, like Ann Coulter? Plus, she only eats cigarettes and gin.

  • proudgrampa

    El gusto es mio!

  • Lord Growing

    Arroz is arroz is arroz.

  • Canuckledragger

    “Maria” Sotomayor is Montezuma’s revenge.

    As such, she will eat the still beating hearts of her fellow benchers, in solidarity with her Innu brethren from Spain, which is what Walnuts calls Mexico.

    ‘Ceptin’ for Scalia. She’ll spare him, ‘coz he ain’t got a heart. Or a head.

    I’ll stick with the fish tacos.

  • LittlePig

    Oh my! She might not defend the imperiled rights of corporations and white men! Heavens forfend!

    I get why Gingritch and big CEOs say this stuff – they are selfish whiny twatwaffles. What I don’t get is WHY ANYONE SHOULD GIVE A RATS ASS that they say this.

    Sky Blue
    Water Wet
    Republicans Whine Like Mewly Pukes


  • NoWireHangers

    I haven’t had pig tongue, but cow tongue is delicious.

  • Yes You Can Own A Piece of History

    [re=325848]NoWireHangers[/re]: And why does the taco and marshmallow have antlers? Or am I not looking at that correctly. I should stop looking at that picture.

  • RobPetrified

    It simply means that she’s a communist who hates white people.
    Just like B. Hussein Obama.
    And Colin Powell and the other communists.
    And the world is coming to an end any day now unless we let Texas secede and invade ‘liberl Amurrica and run off all the illegal alien bean eating Mexican communists and welfare mothers.

  • CampbellBrown’sBaby

    I think Obama picked her just so the GOP could part with any remaining support they had in the latino community once and for all.

  • user-of-owls

    The new Hispanic outreach anthem for the GOP (via Molotov):

    Don’t call me gringo, you fucking beaner;
    Stay on your side of the goddamn river;
    Don’t call me gringo, you beaner.

  • DagNabbit


    The Night the Fawn from Narnia was Conceived 2

  • Naked Bunny with a Whip

    “a conservative-leaning advocacy group”

    That’s sure a long way of saying “lying retards”.

  • Hooray For Anything

    So if I were to follow this logic, Scalia would have made a bad choice for a judge because he likes spaghetti and Ginsberg is an activist judge because her love of bagels overwhelms her sense of judicial intelligence? Or is this only true of people with funny last names?

  • Cherry Garcia

    [re=325833]user-of-owls[/re]: The problem is that Puerto Ricans don’t know how to speak correct Spanish as any frijol-eating Mexican will tell you. What the heck are “gandoles”?

  • user-of-owls

    [re=325933]Cherry Garcia[/re]: Verdad dat. Not to mention “pernir”…mande??

  • AKAM80TheWolf

    I’ve heard of ‘pernil’ but not ‘pernir’. Huevos de Camiones. Tambien.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=325970]AKAM80TheWolf[/re]: Ja! Nice con el ‘tambien’…bien hecho!

  • Bill_TX

    Umm, so was that article really from The Onion?

  • Rev. Juan MessyCan

    [re=325970]AKAM80TheWolf[/re]: Huevos de camiones, por la victoria (aka FTW)!

    Damn- you brought me out of a months-long non-commenting stupor.

  • torera

    “Impartiality” also is defined by those who write the history–i.e., the winners, the tightie-whitie wingnuts, a bas with them all and the sooner the better.

  • Chuckie Jesus

    You know what I miss out here in the Midwest? Scrapple. They don’t got no scrapple outchere in Upper Midwestia. No Go-Go music, neither. No crab guts, no smokies, no pickled pigs feet down at the corner store.

    Nobody from or associated with D.C. should say shit to people about their weird food.

  • President Beeblebrox

    Attacking a minority Soopreme Court justice is obviously part of Iron Mike Steele’s plan to help the GOP better appeal to minorities.

    In other words, HA HA YOU FAIL IT.


    [re=325829]LittlePig[/re]: The Hill and The Hills are connected somehow? Hil? Which one is the comedy show?


    [re=325871]RobPetrified[/re]: The cool thing about Texas seceding is that in that first 6 months, before their country falls apart and we close our boarders, all the Republicans would flood in there, leaving their former homes happier places.

  • Hunger Tallest Palin

    “…he wasn’t certain whether Sotomayor had claimed her palate would color her view…”

    Wurst. Pun. Evar.

  • Go Figure

    arroz, gandoles y pernir

    What??? She eats arrows, gondolas & washes it down with Perrier French water?

    We will certainly grill her about this during the confirmation hearings!!!

    We have to draw the line somewhere!!!

  • wordsmoker

    Great. Now I’m hungry. Way to go, Communists.

  • jaba the slut

    Platanos, Niggaz!!!

  • Scrodd

    Que lastima Maaah-eee-a, cagaste y saltaste en la mierde.

  • sezme

    The funniest thing about this story is that if you Google “gandoles y pernir”, you will only find references to this quote. Because apparently, not one fucking gringo journalist in America knows how to spell (or use Google to find) gandules y pernil which is what she really said.

  • dijetlo

    Who is this Maria Sotomayor and can she Salsa?

  • dijetlo

    They’ll all vote to confirm the nice messican lady cause somebody noticed there is a mess a messicans (especially around home depot), some of them must be voting…they can’t all be illegal (can they?). Since they appear to be Catholic from a distance, they must want all Democrats to die of the Abortion-Aids, so don’t piss them off and don’t try to get her to wash and iron the SCOTUS robes as part of the deal. Just smile and nod.

  • Hey, I have an idea

    sezme: I notice that they also translate ‘feet’ as ‘tongue and ears’.

    Quirda THE HILL, Sus ideas me fascinan, Quiero suscribirme a su boletín informativo. además, también.

  • elburrito

    Racist! Even though he enjoys ‘un plato de feces’ served on his chest by an underaged male prostitute, Antonin Scalia is still a first-rate jurist.

  • Carrie_Okie

    Unmarried, duh course she likes ‘tacos.’ She’s Demo-gay (lesbian) not Republi-gay (pedo-homo).

  • thejesusandmarycheney

    She eats the wrong parts of pigs! Her name is stressed on the unnatural syllable! Ew! Icky-poo-poo!!

  • Mr Blifil

    Does this mean her taco’s bean vetted?

  • Jewdishoowary Square

    I know she’s from the Bronx, but could Judge Sotomayor confirm that there is arroz in Spanish Harlem?

  • Darkness

    “But it’s almost like she’s proud that her biases and personal experiences will cloud her impartiality.”

    So miraculous that the white people and self-hating minorities the republicans appoint to government positions never ever ever have any of these biases and certainly never have any personal experiences, what with having been waited on hand and foot by Maria when they were toddler and Fernandez at The Club. The rest of us, not so blessed with being waited on and having every whim attended to by the Help, have to live with these terrible Biases from our Personal Experiences.

  • Sagacity

    I hope Sotomayor stands strong in her confirmation hearings, looks right into the eyes of those Senators and admits she is a racist. She needs to defend her heritage and tell them that she will make a counter balance to the white racist males on the Supreme Court.

    For once we have a chance to speak out mind and tell the real truth in these hearing without fear. If I was her I would push it in the Senators face and say, yes as a smart Latino woman I will make better judgments than you white males. I would go on an on reveling my true feelings of Latino superiority over whites and blacks.

    Sotomyor confirmation is guaranteed so this it a once in a life time opportunity to tell the truth about race without repercussions.

    Superioridad de Latino sobre todas las razas. Gracias La Raza

  • CthuNHu

    [re=326113]Hey, I have an idea[/re]: I notice that they also translate ‘feet’ as ‘tongue and ears’.

    Hey, it’s a simple mixup between things you like to nibble on that anybody could have made.

    Anybody, like, say, Dick Morris.

  • Dog Trombone

    Has anyone dubbed her, “So-So” yet? If not, I claim it as the next intertubes meme.

  • The Schadenfried PAC

    [re=325841]The Lucky Republican[/re]: let’s not forget that nice Indian man, Piyush.

  • The Schadenfried PAC

    I hate dumb people regardless of race, so does that make me worse than a Nazi?

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