Today, my friends,we turn our attention to the latest revelation from Judge Sonia Sotomayor. It appears that Ms. Sotomayor,the model of diversity and inclusion,has some explaining to doregarding her membership in a club.
Not just any club --a club whose members are all female. In documents provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the honorable judge wrote this: "I am a member of the Belizean Grove, a private organization of female professionals from the profit, nonprofit and social sectors. The organization does not invidiously discriminate on the basis of sex. Men are involved in its activities-- they participate in trips, host events and speak at functions-- but to the best of my knowledge, a man has never asked to be considered for membership." (I don't blame 'em!)
The group includes over 100 high-level executives and upper-crust women from the corporate and government worlds.
However... the Code of Judicial Conduct bars judges from belonging to any organization that practices discriminationbased on race, sex, religion, or national origin.
I wonder. If Justices Roberts or Thomas belonged to an association that discriminated against females,if Justices Alito or Scalia were discovered to have membership in a group that excluded females,how would liberals have reacted? Would they have forgiven the judges' involvement in an "old boy's club"? Or would they have erupted in a full-blown, five-alarm rage?
Safe to say, any conservative in this situationwould find their nomination dead in the water.Clubbed --like a baby seal. No question about it. I think I'm going to send Sotomayor, and her club, a bunch of vacuum cleaners to help them clean up after their meetings.