July 14, 2009

I Didn’t Mean “Policy” When I Said “Policy”

Sotomayor just told Sen. Sessions that she meant “precedent” rather than “policy” when she told a Duke University crowd that the “the Court of appeals is where policy is made.” If so, why in her next sentence at Duke did she say “I know this is on tape and I should never say that”? Sotomayor’s strategy – or to be fair, the White House’s strategy – is to deny the plain meaning of all the controversial things she has said, no matter how implausible her explanation.