From Juan Cole, this little stroll down memory lane:
Republican poobah Newt Gingrich has lambasted Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor as a 'racist' because she implied that a Latina woman could empathize with certain situations as a judge better than a white male could, and so would come to sounder judgments.
Just so everyone remembers, this is Newt Gingrich's idea of the difference between the sexes:
'If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections.... Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.'
I rest Judge Sotomayor's case.