Sonia Sotomayor on Crutches: Sympathy Ploy?

Satire by John W. Lillpop

In nominating Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, President Obama praised the lady as a "brilliant" jurist, worthy of quick confirmation.

Since then, revelations about Sotomayor's intemperate speech and lack of understanding about the Constitutional separation of powers have called into question the "brilliant" label.

Those doubts were magnified when this would be Supreme Court justice stumbled and broke an ankle en route to meeting congress critters who will decide her fate with the Supreme Court.

As reported at Breitbart, in part:


"Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble on her way to Washington to meet with senators who will vote on her confirmation.
"The federal judge, who has been keeping up a busy schedule of appointments on Capitol Hill, tripped at New York's LaGuardia Airport before boarding a flight to Washington and sustained a small fracture to her right ankle, the White House said.

"She was keeping her six appointments with senators despite the injury, which has her walking with crutches. Sotomayor has set a relentless pace since her Capitol Hill debut last week. By day's end Monday, she will have met with one-third of the Senate in just four days of visits."

Right-wing extremists, especially this reporter, immediately went into Vast Left Wing Conspiracy mode, thinking that the nominee was deliberately engaged in play-acting.

To my way of thinking, Sotomayor is obviously using those crutches as crutch in her bid for the sympathy vote in the Senate.

Furthermore, what conservative, regardless of how grizzled and red necked, could vote against a poor Puerto Rican woman, raised in abject poverty in the Bronx, who comes before the most deliberative body on the planet on crutches?

That woman, Sonia Sotomayor, who would influence millions of lives for decades if confirmed, has hatched a sinister ploy to gain sympathy in order to cover up her lame qualifications.

Tough love is called for here.

Let's frame her confirmation so as to answer this burning question: Sonia Sotomayor: "Wise Latina" or Stumble Butt"?