Tuesday, October 20, 2009

White House Micromanages Supreme Court Nominee

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The White House trusts her to interpret the Constitution, but not to dress herself?


Interesting story out of New Haven, CT. regarding newly minted Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

NEW HAVEN — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Saturday her grueling nomination process was a tightly-scripted event, right down to the dress picked out for her.
Is that sexist? Does the White House pick out outfits for the men being confirmed to appointed offices?

Sotomayor even explained that she’d gone shopping for clothes to wear to her acceptance ceremony, but government officials instead told her to bring five suits, one of which they would recommend for her to wear,

Remember the brouhaha over Sarah Palin's wardrobe? Al Gore's "Alpha Male" flannel shirts? Dressing for success is a part of modern electioneering, but Supreme Court nominees??? How image conscious is the White House to need to micromanage the wardrobe of a person whose working garb will consist primarily of a black robe?

People who listened to her speech said she revealed many details of the nomination process to the nation’s highest court


Which the country, I'm sure, would be fascinated to hear! But,
... "She requested that no members of the media attend the conversation"


Pity.

Cross posted at Say Anything

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