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Dana Milbank on the Sotomayor Announcement

Add this to the if Bush had done it file:

Obama was so excited about the announcement that he skipped right past the Framers of the Constitution to ancient Rome. Justices, he said, “are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time.” (Technically, that would have been papyrus back then, unless Obama misread his teleprompter and meant to say “more than two centuries ago”).

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