I’ve been thinking about a new blog, to be called: “White Men Can’t Jump,” in order to address the foolishness, ignorance and sexism sometimes so evident and so destructive to the commonweal. Then, this column by Jill Filipovic crossed-my-desk:
“Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he remained concerned about Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s 2001 remark that a “wise Latina” might make a better judge than a white male, even after meeting her for more than 30 minutes this afternoon.
‘My criticism about her comment and the speech that she gave wasn’t that I think this lady is a racist,’ Graham said, later continuing: ‘There is no evidence of that, but this statement is troubling and I did tell her this, If I said it, it would be over for me. No matter how well-intentioned I was and no matter how much I tried to put it in context, that would be it. And you all know that.’
‘He added, ‘being an average, every-day white guy … that does not exactly make me feel good hearing a sitting judge say that.'”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, June 3, 2009
The Washington Post