Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another Great Day for Geekdom

Lost in the hoopla of Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court this morning was that she also grew up watching Perry Mason. Erle Stanley Gardner, at one time the best selling novelist in the United States, was actually a champion of the underdog in his legal practice, devoting his life to working for the underprivileged and exploited. If the Republicans could draw a line connecting his real-life legal practice to Sotomayor's probable stance on the bench, they'd have a real hissy fit.

In real life, by the way, Gardner did marry his "Della Street."

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