Gingrich calls Sotomayor on her racist language
I think it is fair to say she used racist language on the subject. Certainly, Democrats have hounded Republicans for saying far more innocuous things. Since she is a Democrat and a minority, the double standard will probably let her get away with the statement. I still the the focus of questions for her should be on her liberalism. Most voters don't like liberal judges and reminding them of what Obama is up to with the nomination will pay dividends in 2010 and 2012.
"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism," Gingrich wrote in a post on his blog.
"A white man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw," he added.
Gingrich was referring to a comment Sotomayor made during remarks at the University of California, Berkeley's annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture.
"A wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life," Sotomayor said.
Gingrich's comment came a day after conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Sotomayor a "racist."
Responding to Gingrich's post, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sotomayor's opponents should be "exceedingly careful" in their criticisms.