Coburn to Sotomayor: “You have lots of ‘splaining to do”


“You have lots of ‘splaining to do”… it’s reminiscent of what Ricky Ricardo would say to his wife Lucy on the old “I love Lucy” shows. So the phrase carries some ethnic baggage. Senator Tom Corburn (R-Oklahoma) used the phrase when responding to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s explanation about gun laws. She was talking about how different state’s laws on guns vary.

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Coburn to Sotomayor: “You have lots of ‘splaining to do”


“You have lots of ‘splaining to do”… it’s reminiscent of what Ricky Ricardo would say to his wife Lucy on the old “I love Lucy” shows. So the phrase carries some ethnic baggage. Senator Tom Corburn (R-Oklahoma) used the phrase when responding to Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s explanation about gun laws.  Judge Sotomayor was discussing how the immediacy of a threat justifies, or not, the use of self-defense.

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