In a case of attacking the wrong person--not exactly a bystander, but certainly not the proper person--supporters of Sonia Sotomayor are attacking the the Connecticut fire fighter whose case has raised new questions about Obama's SCOTUS pick's qualifications for the highest court in the land.
On the eve of Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing, her advocates have been urging journalists to scrutinize what one called the "troubled and litigious work history" of firefighter Frank Ricci...
On Friday, citing in an e-mail "Frank Ricci's troubled and litigious work history," the liberal advocacy group People for the American Way drew reporters' attention to Ricci's past. Other advocates for Sotomayor have discreetly urged journalists to pursue similar story lines.
Specifically, the advocates have zeroed in on an earlier 1995 lawsuit Ricci filed claiming the city of New Haven discriminated against him because he's dyslexic. The advocates cite other Hartford Courant stories from the same era recounting how Ricci was fired by a fire department in Middletown, Conn., allegedly, Ricci said at the time, because of safety concerns he raised.
What the hell is wrong with these people? Sotomayor gets overturned by the Supreme Court and the smear merchants want to blame the plaintiff? Liberals argued that Anita Hill was crucified for her controversial testimony that then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was a sexual harasser. Of course, liberals don't care about sexual harassment anymore, at least, when a Democrat is involved. Now, a dyslexic guy who manages to succeed in his career is the object. What a morally bankrupt position. And remember: Frank Ricci is no Anita Hill.