Sandra Day O'Connor Says Arizona Has To Prove It's Not a "Biased" State
O'Connor with Reagan back in the day: Now the nativists will probably brand her as a traitor
In an interview with George Stephanopoulos for ABC's Good Morning America, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said that her native Arizona has to "put a good step forward to show that Arizona is not as a whole, a biased state."
An excerpt from the interview's transcript is given below.
She also pointed out that the state's Hispanic population has been here for a loooong time. You know, like, pre-whitey. She told the former Clinton White House staffer-turned-journo that "I think as a state, we respect and admire very much our Hispanic population."
O'Connor declined to take a stand on SB 1070, but said that "I'm sure sections of it will be tested."
The erstwhile supreme is 80, so she may have come of age in an Arizona that respected its Hispanic population. Hell, this state even once had a Mexican-born governor, Raul Castro, but the times they have a-changed.
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