Ruben Navarrette Jr.
Special to CNN
Listen closely. I'm going to say three words that you don't often hear from columnists: I was wrong. What's more, I've never been so pleased to be proven wrong.
About two weeks ago, I predicted that President Obama wouldn't nominate a Hispanic to the Supreme Court.
I said the fact that the name of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor was on the short list was window dressing, the sort of cynical ploy that liberals use to get credit for doing something when they really haven't done anything.
One of my favorite examples dates back to 1984, when Vice President Walter Mondale, in search of a running mate, invited a number of elected officials to Camp David. He included Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, although it was hard to believe that Mondale intended to choose either one since going from mayor of a medium-sized city to vice president is a leap. In the end, Mondale chose three-term Rep. Geraldine Ferraro.
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