Judeth Sheinlin (Judge Judy) on Barack Obama...
"I had hopes 6 years ago when we elected our first black President...but things of late are clearly not going so well, I have never known a time in my memory where there is such a divisive time in our country and such an acerbic nature of the conversation as now. There is no civility." (in Washington)
Commenting on what would Lincoln think of seeing the first black President
"Well the question is, first it is wonderful, a black President is wonderful..but the question should be - was it the RIGHT black President. Same thing about a women, would it be great to have a women as President of the United States? Absolutely! But...(she leans in closer) but only if it is the right woman."
"So to say that the country has moved forward because we have a woman as President or a Latino President - or - a black President...That is not the answer! That is not where the focus should be, the focus should be is this person the BEST person?"
"If you had a heart attack, would you say "find me the best minority surgeon you can find?...no...you would want the best heart surgeon in the world. That is what we would want for ourselves, that is what our country should want for ourselves...not the best of something...but the best period. And I think in this we have got short changed"