July 16, 2009

Gail Collins & Sonia Sotomayor

While you might be excused from believing that American politics have turned into something of a clown car - one arsehole after another just tumbling out of the ether - it would behoove you to clue in, if only for a moment, to the hearings currently unfolding around Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

See, this dusty, stodgy group of creaking right-wing entitled one-cell-phone-snap-away-from-losing-their-job/marriage/reputation lawyers (for the most part; I'm sure there are some noble souls toiling away in there, but W. did his damn best to stack the deck) is being infringed upon by a gasp woman. Can't have that now. And why does this matter to you, Charlie and Carla Canuck? Because as goes much of the States, so goes us. It's inevitable. We think they have their sh*t together more than we do, though everyone knows we're really kinder, more generous and more likely to appraise a situation before we, you know, jump right in with guns blazing. Plus, we'd only use the occasional rifle, used only to hunt varmints on the farm. Most of us are more lethal with a slingshot. Actually, I tried to explain to an American friend that yeah, we're a little more polite, with a little less ego, but piss us off, and stand back. Long wick, no appeal.

My point. Gail Collins in the NYT (I know, I know, I'll just start my own fan club), but her column on the hearings is hysterical. Man, how I love this woman. She's totally blown Maureen Dowd off the page.

Read it; trust me.


Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Too bad the link has been removed or something more sinister...

July 17, 2009 4:28 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

The link's good...try it again Ozzie...or go to NYT, Opinions, Gail Collins..

July 17, 2009 4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't waste your time Omemeeozzie. I found it too boring for words. (and I told her too, Lorraine, that is)


July 18, 2009 2:42 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

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July 19, 2009 10:16 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

No knickers in a knot... I deleted my own comment... way too many typos for my liking... not enough espresso in my system yet...

I think that someone really needed to get away for one week. My opinion on this piece would likely tend to side more with Roz the elder.

However, that being said, if this was her state of mind before leaving, one can only wonder what it will be like upon returning from one week at the Sommerfeld But and Ben with six, male teenagers...

July 19, 2009 10:19 AM  

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