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Sotomayor Says White House Even Picked Out Her Clothes
NBC Conneticut ^ | Mon, Oct 19, 2009 | AP

Posted on 10/19/2009 9:40:18 AM PDT by NMEwithin

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's nomination process was so controlled that the White House even approved her clothes, she told Yalies when she appeared at her 30th Yale Law School reunion on Saturday.

Sotomayor described her grueling nomination process privately when she spoke to 1,800 alumni, students and faculty , the New Haven Register reports.

State Sen. Ed Meyer attended the event and said Sotomayor became teary at times, but kept the crowd laughing.

The Yale Law School grad talked about shopping for clothes to wear to her acceptance ceremony, but government officials took over the fashion decisions. They told her to bring five suits and then recommended which one she should wear, Meyer said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho44; democrats; obama; scotus; sotomayor
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1 posted on 10/19/2009 9:40:19 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: NMEwithin

Remembere the big deal made about the campaign dressing Palin?


2 posted on 10/19/2009 9:41:15 AM PDT by marron
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To: NMEwithin
Sotomayor described her grueling nomination process

Grueling? As compared to whom?

Robert Bork? Clarence Thomas?

She was given everything other than a limo ride and a red carpet. Sheesh!

3 posted on 10/19/2009 9:41:59 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: NMEwithin

No doubt they’ll be “picking out” her decisions too.


4 posted on 10/19/2009 9:42:02 AM PDT by Clink (The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.)
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To: NMEwithin

You have got to be kidding.


5 posted on 10/19/2009 9:43:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: marron

That WH fashion police needs to work on Michelle Ma-belle. She’s a disaster —— regardless of how the Lame-Stream press label her.


6 posted on 10/19/2009 9:43:35 AM PDT by Elkiejg (GO SARAH GO!!)
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To: Clink
No doubt they’ll be “picking out” her decisions too.

Which was why they chose her, to begin with...

the infowarrior

7 posted on 10/19/2009 9:44:38 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: NMEwithin

This will be screaming headlines on all MSM front pages, just like Palin’s “wardrobe”, right?


8 posted on 10/19/2009 9:48:04 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: NMEwithin
They must have used a different “stylist” than Michelle. The wise Latina never looked like a circus clown during her hearings.
9 posted on 10/19/2009 9:48:10 AM PDT by Redgirl (ibama - it's all about him!)
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To: infowarrior

Did the WH give Al Franken his “special” question about a TV show ?


10 posted on 10/19/2009 9:48:46 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: NMEwithin; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


11 posted on 10/19/2009 9:49:23 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: infowarrior

Bear with me here, but I’m wondering what the chances of her getting tired of being a puppet for the White House and turning Right. Of course, we keep thinking that the press will finally tire of being whores for the White House, too, and that’s not happening.


12 posted on 10/19/2009 9:50:13 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: NMEwithin
Pretty smart on the White House's part. Now that she's picking out her own clothes she wears that same black bathrobe to work every day.

:-)

13 posted on 10/19/2009 9:51:13 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Soon everyone will win a Nobel Peace Prize for not being George Bush...well, except for George Bush.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Did the WH give Al Franken his “special” question about a TV show ?

Entirely possible, as Franken is unable to walk, and chew gum simultaneously...

the infowarrior

14 posted on 10/19/2009 9:51:17 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: NMEwithin

Sort of the same thing happened to Mrs. Palin. Isn’t this kind of insulting to Sotomayor, and her personal taste and sense of style? Did they think she was going to arrive in a Carmen Miranda outfit with platform shoes and fruit attached to her headgear? She seems to take this all in stride, but if I were a “wise Latina,” I would have confidence enough in my own taste and knowledge to figure out what looks good on TV, what doesn’t and what is appropriate for a Supreme Court nominee to wear. I am trying to imagine Reagan telling Sandra Day O’Connor what to wear, or Bill Clinton’s White House have the nerve to dictate to Ruth Bader Ginsburg what were appropriate outfits to wear in public. The “wise Latina” doesn’t get it: SHE HAS BEEN DISSED BIG-TIME.


15 posted on 10/19/2009 9:51:42 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: NMEwithin

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!


16 posted on 10/19/2009 9:52:16 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: LucyT

ping


17 posted on 10/19/2009 9:53:09 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: NMEwithin
The State Run Media deceit vis a vis Palin is awesome.

And what a bunch of loathesome control freeks in the White House.

State Run Media commentary. Remember? By the way ALL top candidates from both parties get wardrobes and consultants.


18 posted on 10/19/2009 9:54:46 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: NMEwithin
The Yale Law School grad talked about shopping for clothes to wear to her acceptance ceremony, but government officials took over the fashion decisions ...

One shall infer that none of these government officials were white men, for we all know, thanks to Sotomayor, none of them could have been wiser than this latina woman.

19 posted on 10/19/2009 9:55:12 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: NMEwithin

She described the process “privately” in front of a crowd of 1800.


20 posted on 10/19/2009 9:55:21 AM PDT by constitutiongirl ("Duty is ours. Consequences are God's."- General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: Jackson57
Bear with me here, but I’m wondering what the chances of her getting tired of being a puppet for the White House and turning Right. Of course, we keep thinking that the press will finally tire of being whores for the White House, too, and that’s not happening.

Unlikely, at best, as Sotomayor is another "true believer in Socialism" type. Any rebellion on her part would not be a shift to the Right, but more likely further to the Left. The White House would be "picking her decisions" to obscure what they were doing, where she would be more open about it...

the infowarrior

21 posted on 10/19/2009 9:56:12 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: marron
Remembere the big deal made about the campaign dressing Palin?

Ah, great minds and all that rot, although when I read this I assumed for us brilliant Freepers thinking this would be the first thing that came to mind

I guess we will be seeing all the news shows and sundry other State-Run print media will be all over this as to the cost and what was the disposition of said clothes???

Right! When pigs fly!!!

Libs, thy name is "Hypocrite!"

22 posted on 10/19/2009 9:56:46 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet ((One of ONLY 37 Conservatives in the People's Republic of Vermont. Socialists and Progressives All))
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To: NMEwithin

23 posted on 10/19/2009 9:57:33 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: NMEwithin

Gosh....I wonder who in the White House makes these decisions? If Michelle had the final say, then Sonia would certainly look like a circus clown.


24 posted on 10/19/2009 9:58:32 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

Hey, under the Obama administration we’re going to wind up looking like star trekkies all wearing the same uniform. He wants to take over EVERY SINGLE ASPECT of our lives!


25 posted on 10/19/2009 9:59:26 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: sweetiepiezer; thouworm; rxsid; GOPJ; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; ...
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Sotomayor Says White House Even Picked Out Her Clothes

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26 posted on 10/19/2009 9:59:28 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: NMEwithin

Was the White House afraid she would wear a LaRaza t-shirt and a big mexican poncho? How racist of them...


27 posted on 10/19/2009 10:00:24 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Blankety blankety blank)
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To: NMEwithin

The puppet must be dressed right.


28 posted on 10/19/2009 10:01:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's. OBAMA is ACORN ACORN is OBAMA)
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To: La Lydia
Sort of the same thing happened to Mrs. Palin.

Here's the difference: Gov. Palin was to be on an extended campaign tour, many events, many different cities, no time in between to go all the way back up to Alaska to get a significant change of clothes for the appearances, and was not taken on a shopping spree, as was portrayed by the you-know-who's in the fringe media.

Sotomayor wasn't going on any extended trip, plenty of time to choose appropriate clothing, yet she wasn't even allowed to do her own. Kind of insulting? It's totally insulting, the idea that she isn't capable of selecting an outfit to wear to a law school reunion, where the dress code is pretty standard and any clerk in a decent clothing store, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, etc., could provide assistance if necessary.

This is ridiculous beyond words ... I'm supposed to trust the judgment of a woman re: the laws of our nation when they don't even trust her clothing sense??

29 posted on 10/19/2009 10:02:28 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: MozarkDawg

And it is especially insulting considering that here appearances were going to be in Washington, DC, not exactly the fashion center of the nation. A decent black suit, a decent taupe suit, a decent red suit for special occasions, a pair of low-heel black shoes, and you’re ready to go.


30 posted on 10/19/2009 10:05:14 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: NMEwithin
the White House even approved her clothes

Are we sure this is correct??? I don't remember seeing Sotomoyer in a boob belt!

31 posted on 10/19/2009 10:06:04 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ("Brett should retire" Listen up boys, HE AINT' DONE YET!!!)
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To: NMEwithin

0bama thinks she’s a doll.

(He thinks he can dress her, undress her, and play with her)...


32 posted on 10/19/2009 10:07:47 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 270 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: La Lydia

Exactly!


33 posted on 10/19/2009 10:14:18 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: NMEwithin

It had to be controlled because no one in their right mind would have approved of her being on the Supreme Court.


34 posted on 10/19/2009 10:15:08 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Clink

“No doubt they’ll be “picking out” her decisions too.”
They’ve already got it in bookform for easy reference!


35 posted on 10/19/2009 10:15:57 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I don't remember seeing Sotomoyer in a boob belt!

Boob belt, hilarious!!

36 posted on 10/19/2009 10:16:07 AM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: princess leah

37 posted on 10/19/2009 10:16:27 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: NMEwithin

Palin’s Revenge!


38 posted on 10/19/2009 10:17:36 AM PDT by MrDem (And this is a loyal lifelong Democrat saying this... Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: NMEwithin
Let me get this straight, now. The WH did not trust her to decide on her own "what not to wear." But the country is supposed to trust that she will be qualified to evaluate really important matters.

Just great validation from the WH on her decision-making capabilities.

39 posted on 10/19/2009 10:19:54 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: NMEwithin

That explains the Boob Belts and second-hand sweater sets.


40 posted on 10/19/2009 10:24:02 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NMEwithin

...grueling nomination process

Yeah, sure, whatever


41 posted on 10/19/2009 10:27:12 AM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin's mob minion - Mob Name: Hatman the Hitman)
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To: Clink

Hammer=nail, head!


42 posted on 10/19/2009 10:30:18 AM PDT by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: Swede Girl

How true

43 posted on 10/19/2009 10:32:50 AM PDT by hattend (Sarah Palin's mob minion - Mob Name: Hatman the Hitman)
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To: NMEwithin

okay....okay....that’s creepy....must get picture of Rahm
Emmanuel laying size 18 panties on the bed spread....out...of....head........


44 posted on 10/19/2009 10:34:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Redgirl

I suspect Michelle’s ego is so large that she picks out her own clothes(except on the few occasions where she looks half decent)and wears what she wants. She is not the fashion queen the SRM makes her out to be, that is for sure(nor is she the beauty that they try to claim either).


45 posted on 10/19/2009 10:35:55 AM PDT by calex59
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To: NMEwithin

Tell us, Justice Sotomayor, will the WH also be picking out your opinions?


46 posted on 10/19/2009 10:36:30 AM PDT by YHAOS
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NO! NO WAY!!!! THAT can’t be real! It’s GOTTA be photo-shopped, yes?


47 posted on 10/19/2009 11:00:28 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Elkiejg

Not even the fashion police can remedy fashion DOA.


48 posted on 10/19/2009 11:14:40 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: hattend

I love the bullseye on the bellybutton look.


49 posted on 10/19/2009 11:16:09 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Swede Girl
“Gosh....I wonder who in the White House makes these decisions? If Michelle had the final say, then Sonia would certainly look like a circus clown.”

I was thinking that if the someone in the White House made the decisions on Sotomayor’s clothes, then they should have that person help Michelle. At least Sotomayor looked better than Michelle often does!

50 posted on 10/19/2009 11:18:57 AM PDT by seekthetruth ("They heard us on 9/12 and they will hear from us again on November 2, 2010!")
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