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August 05, 2009

Lacking Qualifications

By: Bernard Chazelle

John McCain will vote against the appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court because "she lacks a key qualification."

Apparently, Judge Sotomayor does not know how to skin a moose.

— Bernard Chazelle

Posted at August 5, 2009 02:36 PM

The qualification being "a pecker".

Posted by: Mike Meyer at August 5, 2009 02:51 PM

I'd suspect the qualification is "not appointed by a Republican." You've gotta do /some/ brand differentiation, after all, so why not do it on a party-line vote?

Posted by: David Parsons at August 5, 2009 04:28 PM

A third possibility is "speaks only English"

Posted by: drip at August 5, 2009 06:06 PM
Apparently, Judge Sotomayor does not know how to skin a moose.

Well, it's in the Constitution, if indeed the Constitution has been edited with a purple Sharpie and has 'Sarah rulez!' scrawled in the margin, which it has, so suck on it, libs.

Posted by: TruthOfAngels at August 5, 2009 06:50 PM

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas explained to a ballroom of Hispanic small business owners Friday that she would not vote to confirm the country's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice next week out of concern for protecting gun ownership rights.

Let's see, a litmus test for gun rights, but not one for abortion rights.


Posted by: Paul Avery at August 5, 2009 08:39 PM

I always wondered how angels talk, kind of nasty and in your face like I imagined.

Posted by: knowdoubt at August 5, 2009 08:40 PM

"skin a moose"
So that's what you kids are calling it these days.

Posted by: the bunny at August 5, 2009 10:22 PM

Fishing in a barrel is considered "sport" to Ivy League geeks who are basically Demobots.

Once again, Chazelle shows he is disconnected from reality and slavering for a Donkey Dictatorship.

Posted by: Juan Seis-Olla at August 6, 2009 12:09 PM

To you superior Donkeybots who love to pick on your hated Rethugs, you might remember that Sotomayor would be a choice for Bush/Cheney as easily as she is a choice for Obama/Biden.

But hey, never mind that. If a Donkey picks her, she's great, and if a Rethug won't vote for her, she's more than great -- she's a hero, and the Rethug is ... well ... a Rethug.

The cold, detached calculus of the blind partisan is a 2-way street in the Donkey vs Elephant landscape. You denigrators seem to miss the huge irony of your own views being just as repugnant to democracy, honesty, or justice.

I suppose there is some intellect resident in the commenters of ATR, but it seems never used. Easier to go lizard-brain and tribal, I guess.

Long live the Ass.

Posted by: Juan Seis-Olla at August 6, 2009 12:13 PM

@Juan: Yeah right, Bernard & co. are blind Donkeybots just like every other person who criticizes the administration damningly on a regular basis. What the fuck? Do you even read this 'blog?

Posted by: Cloud at August 6, 2009 05:10 PM

yes, because one would have to be a "demobot" to see some sort of irony in mccain pronouncing someone unqualified for a powerful role in government...

speaking of asses: juan must have his head totally up one of them.

Posted by: raincoat at August 7, 2009 01:06 AM

I suppose the hangers-on think their "comedy" is as good as Schwartz's just because they comment here.

They're mistaken.

And Chazelle IS a Demobot. Read his god-danged posts. Oh what's that? You DO read his posts, and you do NOT see he's a Demobot?

You are indeed the blinded partisans!

And crazily, you assume that I'm defending your mortal enemies, the "rethugs."

How interesting, and yet, how sad.

Posted by: Juan Seis-Olla at August 7, 2009 11:24 AM

Go back to trolling Holbo and Kotsko's blogs, Juan.

Posted by: stras at August 8, 2009 03:27 PM