Surprise!! Karl Rove Caught In a LIE!!
May 29, 2009 5:55pm CST
I'll let Rove's own words and the facts speak for themselves: http://www.sodahead.com/blog/83413/blown-circuits-karl-roves-sotomayor-lies/ On the May 26 edition of Fox News' On the Record, Rove said: We know from her record on the 2nd Court of Appeals that she's not a particularly effective colleague. I first got wind of this when Sam Alito, who was her colleague on the court while we were reviewing his record, it -- you know, people who were familiar with the workings of the court said that she was combative, opinionated, argumentative, and as a result, was not able to sort of help create a consensus opinion on important issues. Later in the interview, host Greta Van Susteren asked, "What did Justice Alito say about working with her?" Rove replied: Well, I'm not going to comment on what he said about her, because I didn't hear him say anything specifically about her, but when I was talking to people about the 2nd Court of Appeals -- for example, look, as you know, justices circulate opinions and -- to their colleagues to get their feedback and to act as, you know, sort of a prompt for discussions when they meet in chambers. Well -- in conference, excuse me -- what she would do is she would mark them up like she was your English school teacher and -- with your typos and misspellings and other words that she wanted to have changed, and send them back to her colleagues -- not exactly the best way to ingratiate yourself with your colleagues. (End of excerpt) The only problem is Alito was on the 3rd Court of Appeals, not the 2nd with Judge Sotomayor. It's interesting how he said he wasn't going to comment on what Alito said about her when Greta clearly asked what he'd said about working with her! Any thoughts or comments? Annie
• United States
29 May 09
There are 13 appellate courts, I think. Now, I'm not sure how closely--if at all--2nd and 3rd courts would work together. They know each other, I'm sure... if any reason because they're from relatively the same area, relatively the same age, and both went to Princeton and Yale and are both Roman Catholics. Other than ideology, it wouldn't surprise me if they're (Alito and Sotomayor) best friends lol Other than that, it seems kind of a "gotcha" type of remark.
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• United States
30 May 09
A "gotcha" remark on whose part? It seemed to me that Rove totally misrepresented the facts by saying the two had been on the same appellate court and they had not. He didn't say the two were from courts that were "relatively in the same area". Annie