So, with the upcoming retirement of Supreme Court Justice David Souter, President Obama must nominate a new justice to be confirmed by the Senate. The cat’s now out of the bag: it’s Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. She has been a target of criticism for a long time, and this is another time where the Internet’s deep memory has remembered something quite interesting: a 10+ year old clip of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) taking the opposition to task for their position.
The Internet now gives everyone the power to say “We won’t forget” and really mean it, and video on the Internet adds mightily to that power. It’s truly an exciting time to be on the Internet, and an even more exciting time to put video onto the Internet.
Credit due: The Huffington Post