Turns out that the comment about the “wise Latina woman” wasn’t just an isolated episode of mis-speaking…
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor delivered multiple speeches between 1994 and 2003 in which she suggested “a wise Latina woman” or “wise woman” judge might “reach a better conclusion” than a male judge.
Those speeches, released Thursday as part of Sotomayor’s responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s questionnaire, (to see Sotomayor’s responses to the Senate Judiciary Committee click here and here) suggest her widely quoted 2001 speech in which she indicated a “wise Latina” judge might make a better decision was far from a single isolated instance.
This, of course, raises a very pertinent question… did those who were attempting to claim that Sotomayor simply not know about the multiple earlier references in her speeches, or did they know and deliberately attempt to mislead the public?
In other words, are they clueless or dishonest? Or both?