Posted by Melissa McEwan at Friday, May 08, 2009
"I don't need some judge sitting up there feeling bad for my opponent because of their life circumstances or their condition, and short-changing me and my opportunity to get fair treatment under the law! Crazy nonsense empathetic. I'll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind. Craziness."—RNC Chair Michael Steele, on President Barack Obama's statement, with regard to finding a replacement for retiring Justice David Souter on the Supreme Court, that he views "that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles, as an essential ingredient for arriving as just decisions and outcomes."