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Huckabee: "Maria" Sotomayor Comes From "The Far Left"

06/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mike Huckabee was ahead of the pack today in releasing a statement criticizing President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court. There was only one problem: he got his target's name wrong.

As Ben Smith points out, Huckabee's original statement identified the nominee as Maria Sotomayor:

The appointment of Maria Sotomayor for the Supreme Court is the clearest indication yet that President Obama's campaign promises to be a centrist and think in a bipartisan way were mere rhetoric.

The error has been fixed and the full statement can be found on Huckabee's personal website.

The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court is the clearest indication yet that President Obama's campaign promises to be a centrist and think in a bi-partisan way were mere rhetoric. Sotomayor comes from the far left and will likely leave us with something akin to the "Extreme Court" that could mark a major shift. The notion that appellate court decisions are to be interpreted by the "feelings" of the judge is a direct affront of the basic premise of our judicial system that is supposed to apply the law without personal emotion. If she is confirmed, then we need to take the blindfold off Lady Justice.

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