Marc Ambinder publishes the not-for-publication talking points that the Obama White House sent out to back Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
If you go over to Memeorandum, you can play along at home in a rousing game of “Spot the Talking Points!” (Also known as “EchoMania!”)
Here’s a line from the New York Times:
President Obama announced on Tuesday that he will nominate the federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, choosing a daughter of Puerto Rican parents raised in a Bronx public housing project to become the nation’s first Hispanic justice.
Versus the talking point:
Born to a Puerto Rican family, Judge Sotomayor grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx.
My 7th grade teacher would have failed me for that paltry re-write.
I warned conservatives that failing to vote was a mistake – because the courts were the real thing in play. (Of course, I had no idea how much economic damage Obama could do in such a short time then).