Ok, Mankiw has lost his title. This takes the cake:

Sotomayor also claimed: “For me, a very special part of my being Latina is the mucho platos de arroz, gandoles y pernir rice, beans and pork that I have eaten at countless family holidays and special events.” This has prompted some Republicans to muse privately about whether Sotomayor is suggesting that distinctive Puerto Rican cuisine such as patitas de cerdo con garbanzo pigs’ tongue and ears would somehow, in some small way influence her verdicts from the bench.

This is not, apparently, a joke.

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