Those 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?