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Sotomayor Faking Injury!

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has taken a stand against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's "fake broken ankle," which he described as a shameless ploy to earn "sympathy votes." The latest from humor writer Andy Borowitz lampoons Gingrich's aggressive criticism of Sotomayor--and doesn't seem that far beyond the realm of possibility. "The minute she's confirmed, she'll whip [the cast] off and start dancing a jig," Gingrich (could have) said. The former speaker (theoretically) added, "Ms. Sotomayor needs to brush up on her law. Last time I checked, empathy was unconstitutional."