Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's famous analysis of the higher wisdom of a Latin woman with rich experience, as compared to a white male, was made at UC Berkeley. This locale is significant. Berkeley is one of the nation's epicenters of identity politics, diversity, feminism, and affirmative action--the "other" is always better at Berkeley. Her discussion wasn't made at a young conservatives meeting in Dallas or Phoenix. It wasn't made at the Indiana state fair. It wasn't made at the Republican Party's national convention. It wasn't made in an interview on Fox News. It was made among a friendly audience whom Sotomayor knew would agree with her opinion. She could let down her political guard without fear of tarnishing her image. It was not an off-hand remark or comment. It was not a momentary poor choice of words. It was her real, deep-down, philosophical view of the world, just as was Obama's remark about empathy as a guideline for judicial judgment; that is what is troubling with her remark. She sees justice as, ultimately, political.