McConnell, Back on Empathy
The Senate is set (in a few minutes) to vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) just took to the chamber floor to explain once more why he’s voting against her. Here’s a hint: It starts with “E” and ends in “Y.”
As I’ve said, empathy is a fine quality. But in the courtroom, it’s only good if the judge has it for you. What if you’re the other guy? When he walks out of the courthouse, he can say he received his day in court. He can say he received a hearing. But he can’t say he received justice.