Skip to comments.George H.W. Bush chats with HLN's Robin Meade [defends Sotomayor]
Posted on 06/12/2009 3:17:26 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Meade: Tell me a little bit about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, she's someone that you appointed to a U.S. District Court.
Bush: District Court.
Meade: Now she's been nominated for the Supreme Court. What would her impact be on the Supreme Court, do you think?
Bush: I think she'd pull a ripcord just at the right time and make a very nice parachutist. I'm going to leave that to others to analyze, but she should be given a fair hearing. She should be accorded every courtesy that goes with her record as a judge and her aspirations to be a Supreme Court justice. And I have a feeling she will be confirmed, but again, I don't go into that day in and day out.
Meade: I asked that because first lady Laura Bush was quoted this week as saying, "She's a winner." You know, "I think she'd do things." And I just wondered if you agreed.
Bush: Well, I wouldn't go as far as to say a winner, because I don't know her that well. But I think she's had a distinguished record on the bench and she should be entitled to fair hearings.
I like the way Sen. John Cornyn said it. I mean, he may vote for her, he may not. But he's been backing away from these -- backing off from those who use radical statements to describe her or to attribute things to her that may or may not be true.
I mean, she was called by somebody a "racist." Well, that's not right. I mean, it's not fair. It doesn't help the process to be out there name-calling. So let them decide whether they want to vote for her or not, and get on with it.
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We already knew what George HW Bush was, and that is Not a True Conservative and Not a True Republican.
Bush the liberal ! No news here. I’m being kind
Right about the Bush dynasty. Not sure I could ever vote for one again. I voted for Bush one but couldn’t for the liberal second one.
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It appears as if there is hope for the US after all.