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Obama on Sotomayor: She saved baseball

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WASHINGTON--Die hard White Sox fan President Obama offered a lot of reasons of why Sonia Sotomayor should be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, including: she saved baseball.


"During her tenure on the district court, she presided over
roughly 450 cases. One case in particular involved a matter of
enormous concerns to many Americans, including me, the baseball strike
of 1994-'95. In a decision that reportedly took her just 15 minutes
to announce, a swiftness much appreciated by baseball fans everywhere,
she issued an injunction that helped end the strike. Some say that
Judge Sotomayor saved baseball."

Keeping on the baseball theme: Obama also noted that she was raised not far from Yankee Stadium:

"But as impressive and meaningful as Judge Sotomayor's sterling
credentials in the law is her own extraordinary journey. Born in the
South Bronx, she was raising a housing project not far from Yankee
Stadium, making her a lifelong Yankees fan. I hope this will not
disqualify her in the eyes of the New Englanders in the Senate "

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She saved baseball, but if you are a white male, you'll be out of luck in her court. She judges based on race and gender. Gone away are individual rights. Her philosophy is extremely dangerous.

Wow such a harsh and inaccurate comment. Your analysis that she "judges based on race and gender" come from where? Individual rights are still around...however if you want to examine their errosion, you need to start with the politics of the right not the politics of the left or center.

NOW HOW MANY WHITE GUYS PLAY BASEBALL, SEE YOUR
STATEMENT ABOUT WHITE MALES DOESN'T WASH, BASEBALL
IS VERY WHITE, SHE SAVED BASEBALL AND SHE SAVED
WHITE MALES THAT PLAY THE GAME!
PULL YOUR FOOT OUT OF YOUR MOUTH!
YOU HAVE JOHN MCCAIN AND KARL ROVE DISEASE!

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