Monday, July 13, 2009

Sotomayor Hearings Day One: Klobuchar on Background Diversity

"We've been tremendously blessed on this committee with the gift of having members with different backgrounds and different experiences, just as different experiences are a gift for any court in this land. So when one of my colleagues questioned whether you, Judge, would be a justice for all of us or just for some of us, I couldn't help but remember something that Hubert Humphrey once said. He said, "America is all the richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it is woven." Senator Klobuchar in her press statement

This seems obvious. When you are forced to work with people from diverse backgrounds, you get to see how the others think and may in fact find some merit in their arguments or hone your argument against the opposition's opinion.

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