The Oklahoman in Oklahoma City ran a cartoon in Tuesday's paper depicting Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a pinata as Obamarx invites elephants to take a swing. Many hispanic and women's rights groups have been screaming that the cartoon is racist and sexist. Hmmm. Where were the feministas when Condie Rice was portrayed in a political cartoon as an Aunt Jemima figure? How about the race-baiting poverty pimps? After all, she is an intelligent, strong black woman (whom I would definitely have love to have seen on a Palin/Rice ticket!) who earned her position through hard work and not a gubment check. Where were you people?
While I don't advocate going out and whacking a judge with a stick, can these people not see the message that was being sent? The message: Obama is putting Sotomayor out there to take all the heat thrown her way, and he won't utter a word to her defense. Judge Sotomayor deserves VERY strong questioning of her opinions and statements. She is interviewing for a lifetime appointment to the the court that is to interpret our sacred Constitution, and to play softball with the questioning would be gross negligence.
The Constitution does not offer you the right not to be offended. Only people of strong character can rise up and overcome adversity.