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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Heathers in my radio

Mike Pesca
National Public Radio

Dear Mr. Pesca,

Congratulations. While every other news organization was scrambling to get such great not-as-yet-indicted legal scholars as Alberto Gonzales and John Yoo to trash Sonia Sotomayor, you dug a little deeper and landed the best catch of them all, her high school rival, Angela Landrew. And it made for a great story [audio only].

Who wouldn't be moved by Landrew's bitter tale of a high school dream shattered? Even after all these years, you could hear the anger in her voice as she described how her high school experience was ruined by impoverished Hispanics who were forced upon her school as a result of affirmative action. How dare some lowly Puerto Rican like Sotomajor compete with her to give the valedictorian speech and win! Everyone knew Landrew deserved that honor, and they still believe it--her friends called to commiserate when Obama made the announcement.

Never mind that governmental affirmative action policies were never applied to Catholic high schools like the one Landrew and Sotomajor attended. Assigning Landrews bitterness to affirmative action serves a higher purpose. It advances the current conservative narrative about Sotomajor: that she is stupid, and like all brown people, undeserving of the success she's achieved.

But do you think it's enough? Perhaps there are other angles you can pursue. For example, I remember back in kindergarten, Debra Hurd peed in the clay box. I've been waiting 40 years for her to be nominated for a judgeship so I could use that against her. Maybe one of Sotomajor's old kindergarten colleagues has a similar story. Have you contacted them?

Heterosexually yours,

Gen. JC Christian, patriot


  1. She turned me into a Newt...Gingrich!

    (Gawd, I never get tired of that joke!)

    We must keep out an Activist!
    Unless she's also a Corporatist!
    Shall a judge be Pacifist?
    People would protest a bit!
    Should a judge just sit there limp?
    People would call her a gimp!
    Should five judges install a jerk?
    In 2000 that really worked!


  2. The agony... the agony... Oh, to have been denied the valedictory address by... another Catholic with better grades and mad speaking skillz!

    My gran, to her dying day, never got over all of the snobby ladies whose principal complaint during WII was, "Since they interned the Japanese, you can't buy a decent vegetable in all of Los Angeles!"

  3. Anonymous9:56 AM

    I heard that interview yesterday. It was un-freakin’-believable. Worst excuse for journalism I’ve come across in a long time.

  4. I heard that interview yesterday. It was un-freakin’-believable. Worst excuse for journalism I’ve come across in a long time.Dave, you just don't listen to enough NPR (You cannot spell "REPUBLICAN" without NPR). You need to stay in more...or check out NPR Check...

  5. To be fair, General, Angela and Biff's investment properties just ain't what they used to be.

  6. Maybe Mike is aiming to be Fox News' next pet liberal after Mara Liason and Juan Williams.

  7. Mara Liason and Juan Williams are Liberals? Who knew?

  8. that Sonia Sotomayor cut me off in traffic once in Queens in 1992 -- she just isn't tempermentally suited to the bench, not like that nice Tony Scalia!


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