Conservative Tongues Wagging, Pig Ears Pricked Over Supreme Court Justice Nominee's Food Preferences -- Or Why Sonia Sotomayor Now Has the Full Support of Our Pulitzer-Prize-Winning Restaurant Critic

Josh Marshall's Talking Points Memo picked up conservatives going nuts over Sonia Sotomayor's eating habits:

"A conservative source really did draw a connection between Sonia Sotomayor's gastronomical preferences -- traditional Puerto Rican cuisine -- and her allegedly "activist" jurisprudence."

Here is the passage from "the disturbing" Sotomayor speech from a few years ago:

*"My Latina identity also includes, because of my particularly adventurous taste buds, morcilla ([blood sausage with] pig intestines), patitas de cerdo con garbanzo (pigs' feet with beans), and la lengua y orejas de cuchifrito (pigs' tongue and ears)."

She's got my vote.

*Editor's Note: Punctuation in transcript adjusted for clarity.

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