Senator: “How can I tell when Sonya Sotomayor is lying?”

Aide (who can see what every other honest American can): “When her lips are moving.”

From Byron York:  

“On the issue of Sotomayor’s infamous 2001 “wise Latina” speech, Republicans are more skeptical now than before Sotomayor began her attempts to explain the remarks. In response to questions from Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the committee, Sotomayor said that the “wise Latina” remark was “a rhetorical flourish that fell flat…It was bad, because it left the impression that I believed that life experiences commanded a result in a case, but that’s clearly not what I do as a judge.”

“Republicans pointed out that Sotomayor gave versions of the “wise Latina” speech at least six times over the years.  “Fell flat?” asked one senior GOP aide.  “Well, it fell flat six times.  If you said this one time, and it fell flat and you stopped using it, that would be one thing, but when you’ve said it repeatedly over a ten-year stretch, it’s very hard to believe that it is anything other than what it appears to be.  It’s only fallen flat now that she’s been called on it.”

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