Friday, May 29, 2009

Karl Rove Has a Point

If this is true, you gotta give the devil his due:
"We know from her record on the 2nd Court of Appeals that she's not a particularly effective colleague. I first got wind of this when Sam Alito, who was her colleague on the court while we were reviewing his record, it - you know, people who were familiar with the workings of the court said that she was combative, opinionated, argumentative, and as a result, was not able to sort of help create a consensus opinion on important issues.

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"Well - in conference, excuse me - what she would do is she would mark [opinions] up like she was your English school teacher and - with your typos and misspellings and other words that she wanted to have changed, and send them back to her colleagues - not exactly the best way to ingratiate yourself with your colleagues."
I mean, if Sotomayor truly didn't have enough to do over in the Third Circuit, and spent her time intercepting draft opinions from the Second Circuit to correct their spelling and grammar mistakes, and was so involved in their decision-making that they described her as a "colleague", you have to wonder about her.

On the other hand, I suppose it's possible that Rove is spinning a Republican talking point, far less concerned with facts than with perpetuating a smear through the media. But really, what are the odds that Karl Rove, of all people, would resort to cheap, dishonest smear tactics.

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