From Newt Gingrich’s message on his website: while apologizing calling Judge Sonia Sotomayor a “racist” over her comment that a “wise Latina woman” could reach a better decision than “a white male who hasn’t lived that life, Gingrich wrote:” “My initial reaction was strong and direct — perhaps too strong and too direct. The sentiment struck me as racist and I said so.
Since then, some who want to have an open and honest consideration of Judge Sotomayor’s fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court have been critical of my word choice. With these critics who want to have an honest conversation, I agree. The word “racist” should not have been applied to Judge Sotomayor as a person, even if her words themselves are unacceptable (a fact which both President Obama and his Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, have since admitted). ”
Translation: I still think she is a racist though I don’t dare call her “racist”. Example 2: From LA Times: According to a military official, during a battle in Afghanistan which killed many civilians, the Marines urged the Afghan army to not attack the Taliban village… “But when the Afghans rejected the advice and prepared to attack, the Marines decided to assist them to preserve ‘unit cohesion’”. Translation: The Marines were looking for an excuse to attack.Sample Essay of EduBirdie.com