Sunday, May 3, 2009

Help wanted

Man, wasn’t it just a little over a week ago that we were reviewing the President’s qualifications for FEMA grief counselor… excuse us, Supreme Court justice. Let’s roll the tape:

"the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges": "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled or old."

In searching for David Souter’s replacement, the President further amplified qualifications that we, silly us, had not formerly associated with a Supreme Court justice by pledging to name someone who also possessed “empathy and understanding”.

With an entire political establishment wed to identity politics, excitement spread across the capitol over the weekend with rampant speculation that the President might just choose a woman…. or a minority, yet two more qualifications previously unidentified for sitting on the highest bench in the land. Talk about being out of touch.

But since we’re half-way there, lets just go for the superfecta and make sure that this minority female is wheelchair-bound and developmentally-disabled as well ‘cause we all know how much the Prez loves those 'tards.

god, we love identity politics.

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