[LEAHY to SOTOMAYOR:] You said that, quote, you "would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would reach wise decisions."
Well, no. That's not what she said. If she had, there would be no grounds for objection about it.
But here's what she DID say (emphasis added), and there's PLENTY to object about it.
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor...
No, Senator, what she said was not simply a compliment in a vacuum on the decision-making abilities of Latin women. What she said could easily and honestly be interpreted as a Latin Supremacist view.
The most benign interpretation of your quote, Senator, is that you are too stupid to know the difference. But then, one does not get elected Senator if one is stupid.
Which means, Senator Leahy, that you are not stupid, but a liar.