How Republicans Transformed Their Own Illiteracy into a Political Advantage

A Puerto Rican legal advocacy group on whose board Sonia Sotomayor once served just handed over some documents to Congress. Or, as Drudge puts it: "Document Dump: Group sends 350+ pages on Sotomayor to Senate — 10 days Before Hearing!"

Actually, the documents were delivered yesterday, 13 days before Sotomayor's confirmation hearings are set to begin on Monday, July 13. Which comes to a whopping 27 additional pages per day that committee members will have to read in order to be fully prepared to publicly out Sotomayor as a Mexican in two weeks. But reading is very, very hard:

[GOP] senators have suggested the delay in uncovering them is grounds for delaying hearings on the nomination, now set to begin on July 13.

This wouldn't be the first time that Drudge has called out the Democrats for their insidious attempts to make Republicans read things:

How Republicans Transformed Their Own Illiteracy into a Political Advantage

How Republicans Transformed Their Own Illiteracy into a Political Advantage

How Republicans Transformed Their Own Illiteracy into a Political Advantage



Yes, 1,200 pages of legislation is very difficult to read in a short period of time. If only there were a way to provide these poor men and women with staffers to help them sort through the paper avalanche. Perhaps in a more perfect world, if these staffers had to digest a particularly long amount of text very quickly, they could divide these many, many pages amongst themselves and then report back to their bosses a summary. Oh to dream!

Or maybe the Republican Party should appoint a speed-reading ringer as their chief legislative reader. Like George W. Bush, who claims to have read two books a week in 2006. Republicans can read, except when they can't.

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