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megimoo
05-30-2009, 09:05 AM
Obama: Critics of court nominee twisting her words (No twisting involved, Sotomayor is a racist)

President Barack Obama pushed back on Saturday at conservative critics of his Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, accusing them of twisting her words to score political points. "There are, of course, some in Washington who are attempting to draw old battle lines and playing the usual political games, pulling a few comments out of context to paint a distorted picture of Judge Sotomayor's record," Obama said in his weekly radio address. "But I am confident that these efforts will fail," he said. Born to Puerto Rican parents who moved to New York during World War Two, Sotomayor would be the... http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN2941656120090530