Gearing up for the Sotomayor nomination to the Supreme Court, the Right is zeroing in on a particular case involving New Haven, CT’s firefighters in which the firefighter exam was ruled “biased” toward white candidates. Sotomayor upheld the town’s decision to throw out the test results which would have promoted only white candidates taking the test.
We at panderwatch.com were able to get a copy of the supposedly “biased” exam. Check out this random excerpt to see if you think the test is biased toward white candidates …
Q12a. Which character on Seinfeld burns down George’s fiance’s parents house in the episode “The Cheever Letters” only to discover that George’s future father in-law was John Cheever’s lover?
d. R. Kelly
Q12b. For extra credit, name one of John Cheever’s best known novels?
Q15. In 2003, a nightclub fire in Rhode Island caused the deaths of 95 people due to faulty pyrotechnics created by the 80’s hair metal band Great White. What was the name of their biggest hit song?
a. Once Bitten Twice Shy
b. Call the Firehouse
c. Yellow Submarine
d. That Bitch Crazy
Q18. One of the movies that firefighters often site as their favorite is “Backdraft” starring Kurt Russel and directed by Ron Howard. Before becoming a director, Ron Howard was a TV actor. Name the 70s TV show that Ron Howard is most famous for.
a. Happy Days
c. Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne”
d. Todos a Bordo
Q21. Everyone knows the Marshall Tucker Band song “Fire on the Mountain,” which earned them the Grammy for best country song in 1979. Who won best country song Grammy in 2003 (the year of the test)?
a. The Dixie Chicks
b. Big and Rich
d. R. Kelly