Oddly enough, the news media seems to be ignoring President Obama’s statement that he “will seek somebody with a sharp and independent mind and a record of excellence and integrity” and assume that he will pick someone primarily of the race and gender that will most further President Obama’s political career.
Perhaps this is because the news media assumes that if the President seeks
“someone who understands that justice isn’t about some abstract legal theory”
” identifying with people’s hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving as (sic) just decisions and outcomes”
as equal to the rule of law, the President will naturally place a big emphasis on race and gender.