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Eleanor Holmes Norton: Racist or Doddering Old Fool?

By on 5.1.10 | 11:11PM

I've followed the career of extremist Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) a long time but I can't say with certainty what she meant in her recent reference to the Supreme Court.

A longtime member of the socialist Congressional Progressive Caucus, the ornery old pinko seemed to be bashing the sole black member of the high court, Clarence Thomas.

Norton was quoted in The Hill saying President Obama will not pick a black judge to fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens: "We're not sure this president is ever going to nominate another African-American to the court. [Barack Obama]'s African-American. We've got someone who proposes to be African-American on the court."

Perhaps Norton was searching for the word purports when she said proposes.

Fortunately, as representative of a non-state, Norton doesn't have a vote in Congress.

Let's hope it stays that way.

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