The National Review scores again
The June 22 cover of the National Review: Another brilliant move from the people who brought you Liberal Fascism and other American classics. Apparently they missed the New Yorker‘s Obama/Muslim cover controversy last summer. The cover is in response to a remark Sotomayor made at a 2001 Berkeley lecture on the topic of judicial conclusions: “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.”
From Salon‘s War Room blog:
In an e-mail, Salon asked (National Review Editor) Rich Lowry, “Why approve the depiction of (Sotomayor) with slanted eyes, given the sensitivity of that stereotype? Was that something you considered before publication? Were you worried about the reaction to it?”
Lowry responded, “[N]ot sure I’m following you. Can you be more specific?”
The National Review has been treading on thin ice on all things Sotomayor since her nomination. On May 27th, Mark Krikorian complained about the way Sotomayor pronounces her name — too ethnic, in effect — and concluded that “multiculturalism means there’s a lot more [adapting to newcomers] going on than there should be.”
Yes, well, if this is the best that conservatives can do, they’re going to be adapting to a lot more than just immigration.
Also, Salinger lives!