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  1. I believe Sotomayor was valedictorian of her high school class at a very competetive Catholic school in the Bronx. I’m thinking no affirmative action was needed or applied in her case. Summa cum laude from Princeton speaks for itself.

    The automatic assumption of conservatives that any minority who achieves success is because of affirmative action is condescending. I don’t know Fred Barnes academic record but I would assume it is not as good as Sotomayor’s. Limbaugh and Hannity are college dropouts who still managed somehow to become experts on economics, politics, international relations and any other subject. How they did this remains a mystery.

    Comment by Pug — Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 4:54 pm

  2. The automatic assumption of conservatives that any minority who achieves success is because of affirmative action is condescending.

    A valid point with which I must concur.

    Comment by Steven L. Taylor — Saturday, May 30, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

  3. The Politics of the Sotomayor Nomination…

    Kevin Drum observes: On Friday it looked as though the conservative movement was suffering from a personality disorder. The insane half wanted to brand Sonia Sotomayor as a dull-witted affirmative action hire whose seething racist bitterness would soon…

    Trackback by ProfessorBainbridge.com — Monday, June 1, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

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