In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, former First Lady Laura Bush offered her endorsement of President Obama’s pick of Sonia Sotomayor to sit on the Supreme Court. “I think she sounds like a very interesting and good nominee,” Bush said. She added:
As a woman, I’m proud there might be another woman on the Court. So we’ll see what happens, but I wish her well.
The right-wing base has not been nearly as gracious about Obama’s pick of a woman to sit on the Court, taking the opportunity to propagate insulting sexist attacks. RNC Chairman Michael Steele said, “God help you if you’re a white male coming before her bench.” Karl Rove likened her to a “schoolmarm.” And G. Gordon Libby said, “Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something.”