I should add that he's a Republican from Alabama but that would be really redundant. So, I haven't paid any attention to Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, which kills me, because things like that are very exciting to me, but this little exchange between Sen. Sessions and Sotomayor is funny as shit:
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), seeking to discredit Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s judicial philosophy, cited her 2001 “wise Latina” speech, and contrasted the view that ethnicity and sex influence judging with that of Judge Miriam Cedarbaum, who “believes that judges must transcend their personal sympathies and prejudices.”
“So I would just say to you, I believe in Judge Cedarbaum’s formulation,” Sessions told Sotomayor.
“My friend Judge Cedarbaum is here,” Sotomayor riposted, to Sessions’ apparent surprise. “We are good friends, and I believe that we both approach judging in the same way, which is looking at the facts of each individual case and applying the law to those facts.”
What a giant moron.
(h/t Blue Texan)