Coburn to Sotomayor: ‘Splainin’ to Do

God, this is hilarious, because when I heard about all the questions about Sonia Sotomayor’s “temperament,” I wondered if the expectation was that she’d go off on an Eddie-Murphy-as-Ricky-Ricardo-style rant in the Supreme Court.  Tom Coburn is apparently susceptible to Jedi mind tricks:

At least he didn’t ask her to greet his diminuitive pal.

Lucky for Coburn, he benefits from the “Obama Effect.”  Everybody knows he and the President are good friends, so Coburn will get a (deserved) pass on this.  The phrase is fairly ubiquitous in American pop culture, evidence of the reach of the inventor of the sitcom, Desi Arnaz.


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  1. I actually have to agree (which is rare) with my blogging partner, Splash, this is just detracting from what really needs to be getting done. Albeit this was a cute exchange–the woman is qualified, so let’s get on with it and get these Senators back to more important issues–like the economy, health care, etc.. We already know Sotomayor is in like Flint.

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