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May 26, 2009

POTUS SCOTUS Sotomayor

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The introduction.

Your thoughts on the picture, the nominee, the pair?

(image: Jim Young/Reuters. caption: U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor (L) steps up to speak after U.S. President Barack Obama announced her as his choice of nomination for the Supreme Court justice, to replace retiring Justice David Souter in the East Room at the White House, May 26, 2009)

  • margaret

    What Class! And, so touching. As a woman, I am so happy. In addition, what went through my mind while she spoke was how different from the pseudo-upper class mentality of the Bush years. It’s about time we remembered that the greatest people in this country have mostly come from difficult circumstances. That is what this country is all about: anyone working hard can succeed. I hope this is the end of the privileged, pampered amoralists of the past 8 years.

  • Marie

    I haven’t heard her speak long enough to have an opinion, but from this image, she *looks* authentic, by which I mean she shows something of herself as a person. She’s dressy but not afraid to crack a smile or allow herself a genuine laugh.
    President Obama looks almost relieved here. He does not need to hover or worry about whether she will show well; she can hold her own. Also, in this image, he’s standing slightly behind Ms. Sotomayor; he’s not hogging her limelight. The image feels good to me because it looks like he’s promoting a strong, confident and self-sufficient woman. It also says to me that he’s confident in her qualifications. Now I’ll be interested to hear more about who she is.

  • http://www.boston.com BostonGUY

    Did any one notice the VP trying to impose his presence in the momment by OVER re assuring her all the time “i think they love you” ..”you’re doing fine” what the hell? She doesn’t need the vp over re assuring her.

  • http://www.boston.com BostonGUY

    Correction: *Moment* Did any one notice the VP trying to impose his presence in the momment by OVER re assuring her all the time “i think they love you” ..”you’re doing fine” what the hell? She doesn’t need the vp over re assuring her.

  • ids

    Now Dem’s are suppose to be happy with someone even Repub’s pick. Go the the Supreme Court and look upstairs, locked behind glass doors is a bunch of old furniture.

  • Ali

    I wonder if this was the part of the news conference when she was speaking to her mother and stepfather. Obama looks soft (in a good way) – an unguarded moment. I liked the richness of her looks and voice. I like that her hair isn’t perfect. I know she’s not my ideal liberal SCJ but in terms of intelligence and competence, my confidence in Obama extends to her. Now time to sit back and enjoy the right wing circus which will operate to no effect.

  • x

    At least he remembered her name isnt Maria. Thanks Mike Huckabee!

  • joeradish

    Two grownups smiling. It warms this citizen’s heart.

  • Tena

    I posted above how thrilled I am and it’s obvious Obama is perfectly thrilled himself with his choice, which is so nice to see.
    As a lawyer I find her qualifications totally awe-inspiring and as the resident of 2 Hispanic majority states,I can’t help but see this as very good for us in both states.
    Plus it was a brilliant move on Obama’s part – he really checked the GOP with this nomination. They’re going to lose more voters through attacking her.

  • http://scienceandreason.blogspot.com CGD

    Cat that ate the canary.

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