As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Cue My Eyes Rolling Into The Back Of My Head

The Republicans will trot out Frank Ricci, the firefighter from New Haven, to testify against Sonia Sotomayor at hearings next week. And then we'll all get to hear once again about the poor guy who studied hard - hard! - to pass that promotions test, and then the MAN, in this case represented by a Latina following the established laws on the books which the Supreme Court had to change, knocked him down and took everything he had. He needed that promotion, see, and he was the best qualified, but they had to give it to a minority throw out the test because they could have been sued until the Supreme Court changed the law to essentially indemnify them.

The reality of the case doesn't matter, so this will just be a launching pad for a series of "white man's burden" colloquys among Villagers.

Man, the blowhards are going to make me sick next week. Pat Buchanan is probably testing out new slurs as we speak. "Does Sombrero Lady sound pejorative enough? How about Phi Beta Hubcappa?"

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