Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Justice, nominated

What was it that brought Sonia Sotomayor fame?
Compassion and wisdom, as Democrats claim?
Her race, sex and illness which her enemies blame?
Or activist pride, alleged by the same?
Is she merely wiley and skilled in the game
Or sincerely committed to law, as it's framed?
I'm not here to judge, extol or defame
To tell you the truth, I just like her name.

DEBATE, n. The stage between discovery and analysis.

13 comments:

Logophile said...

I think that is an excellent reason to choose a chief justice.

"Joe Smith, I'm sorry, you don't have the qualities we are seeking for the high court.
You, however, Hank Hindenbrair, we think you might just have what it takes!"

Nessa said...

As she's a woman, she must be eminently qualified and capable.

the amoeba said...

DEBATE, n. What goes on de hook. One wonders what kind of bait Pres. Yeswecan used to induce Sotomeyer to clash symbols with John Roberts.

verifier "noblerso" - maybe that's it ...

pia said...

Funny poem. I like her I do. And now two out three women Supreme Court Justices will be from The Bronx. Find that amazing yet nobody in MSM has mentioned that geographic quirk-least not anybody I read

actonbell said...

Nice poem, Doug:) I like her too, and another thing she has in common with the other justices is alma maters. All but one of them have spent time at Harvard, Yale, and/or Princeton.

TLP said...

I like your poem as well
but only time will tell
if she has the voice of the Supremes,
and is the girl of liberals' dreams.

Tom & Icy said...

Argue: The stage between discovery and retribution.

Anonymous said...

Debate,
sure is better then the last eight years of
my way or &*#! off..
Peace

quilly said...

DE- prefix used to indicate reversal

BATE n. to moderate or restrain

DEBATE n. the reversal of moderation or restraint when engaged in public discourse.

Doug said...

Logo, it's a better criterion than the typical ones and less subjective.

Nessa, it implies experience at judging.

Cymbals, Amoeba?

And 100% of sitting supreme court justices. This is a case for mainland living, isn't it?

I imagine, Actonbell, the SCOTUS yacht club must have the best cocktail meatballs.

Yeah, we'll see, TLP. Nice poem in the meanwhile.

Icy, I think we should discuss this.

I've noticed the grill works better now.

Quilly, what's the root of etymology?

cooper said...

or revenge and regret, but who am I to judge.

Nice poem.

Doug said...

Cooper, you could easily be the next nominee. I hope you're paying attention.

weirsdo said...

Debate: Shouting down a filibuster.

I just got to this poem and like it a lot.