pictured above: Sopón de Garbanzos con Patas de Cerdo (a.k.a. Chickpea Soup with Pig's Feet, a.k.a. The GOP's worst nightmare)
This has prompted some Republicans to muse privately about whether Sotomayor is suggesting that distinctive Puerto Rican cuisine such as patitas de cerdo con garbanzo — pigs’ feet with chickpeas — would somehow, in some small way influence her verdicts from the bench.
Curt Levey, the executive director of the Committee for Justice, a conservative-leaning advocacy group, said he wasn’t certain whether Sotomayor had claimed her palate would color her view of legal facts but he said that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee clearly touts her subjective approach to the law.
Huh? Is he really insinuating that Puerto Rican food is going to have undue influence over her judicial decisions? Damn, with two pasta-eaters on the court, there is no telling how many devious bowls of fettuccine have swayed the decisions of Alito and Scalia.
Not only is "Maria" Sotomayor forcing us to assimilate "unnatural" syllables into our daily spoken language - but a war criminal tells us that she will kill us with empathic mediocrity. I know I said I would try to avoid this stuff, but it's all so desperate - and hilarious.