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Sotomayor thought Obama was ‘crazy’ to nominate her

Continuing to make the media rounds to promote her memoir, Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor told Oprah Winfrey that she was shocked to ever be nominated to the Supreme Court.

“I thought he was crazy,” Sotomayor said of President Barack Obama in an interview with Winfrey for O Magazine. “No, seriously—I am not a betting woman, but I kept telling my friends, ‘He’s never gonna pick me.’ Not in a million years. I’m very rational, and I’m another New Yorker—at the time there were a few others—and I’d had a very contentious nomination to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I couldn’t figure out why he’d elect to go into a battle over me. And so I was in total disbelief when I was called that day.”

1 in 4 Dems want Supreme Court Justice Oprah Winfrey

According to a new poll, nearly one in four registered Democrats would like to see Oprah Winfrey appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

We are pretty sure that Winfrey is not on President Barack Obama’s nominee short list, considering the job requires a law degree, something Winfrey does not have. No word on whether those polled earlier this month in the Fox News survey were asked if Star Jones would be an appealing choice.

Winfrey was not the top vote getter in the poll, however. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore fared better.