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I know American history isn’t your long suit so please, don’t ever hesitate to ask for help.



Condescending is so yesterday, like your fake history lesson.

Hiring or nominating for hire (some kind of phony nuance there somewhere) primarily and solely based on race and gender is illegal for employers of this country to practice. Period.

Quid Pro Quo agreements in exchange for such a nomination for hire are equally illegal for the person who can nominate is a whole other ethical violation. Kind of like blackmail or bribery to get you the job and to get the support to get the job.

Now a more ethical way to net what you clowns want to really do would be to say we will review all qualified candidates we can find (yeah, I know it is a lie, but hey it is at least said), and if among them we can find candidates that will diversify the make up of the court to be....wait for it.....more INCLUSIVE, then all that will be considered in this nomination. Then have a diverse and inclusive list to vet along with your first choice. Now if they all are the same ethnic/sex/ etc make up, you got some problems there. If that cluster/problem matches the Quid Pro Quo that was offered in exchange for support and votes still happen, then you have a separate ethics issue that I can see no way around.

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