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  • What’s Next? White House Chose Sotomayor’s Wardrobe

    According to the New Haven Register, newbie Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told her fellow Yale Law School alums that her Supreme Court nomination acceptance ceremony wardrobe was subject to the White House’s prior approval.

    Justice Sotomayor’s remarks were delivered privately on Saturday at her 30th Yale Law School reunion. The New Haven Register interviewed an attendee at the event, Connecticut State Sen. Ed Meyer:

    Meyer recalled that Sotomayor grew teary at moments when discussing the nomination process, but kept the crowd laughing. 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, Meyer said.

    One wonders if the White House required any of its male cabinet-level appointees to model five suits in the West Wing. And why are such rigorous screening standards employed for fashion sense, yet not for vetting Administration officials on whether they consider Mao Zedong a “favorite philosopher” or describe themselves as a “communist?”

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    4 Responses to What’s Next? White House Chose Sotomayor’s Wardrobe

    1. patti digh says:

      I'm glad to know you are spending your time on matters of such vital national interest.

    2. Neil says:

      I guess the "White" House was concerned what a New Yorican woman from the Bronx would wear :):):)

    3. Todd, Iraq says:

      It seems that the White House should focus first on vetting the right people before nominating them. She could show up wearing a bathing suit for all I care so as long as she's qualified to sit on the bench. Let's face it she's not especially when you look at her beliefs and many of her decisions and "private" remarks. They go against the very moral fabric that this nation was founded and thrived upon since the beginning. I'm not saying that we don't have room for all types of views in this country. I am saying we don't have room for radical ones the represent such a small percentage of people in this nation sitting on the Supreme Court or any other bench for that matter. If we held elections for such positions and she was elected then I could accept it, not to say I would like it.

      Just A Point of View

    4. Jeremy says:

      Funny that something similar was such a crime for Sarah Palin.

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