Sotomayor, Sen. Franken recall Perry Mason fondly

Nominee, Franken both Perry Mason fans

WASHINGTON — It turns out Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor and Sen. Al Franken were both Perry Mason fans as kids.

The two reminisced at Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday, after the Minnesota Democrat noted that he and his family and Sotomayor and her family tuned in to the weekly television drama.

Mason was a fictitious defense lawyer, whom Franken noted won all his cases except one. He asked Sotomayor to name it, and she said she couldn’t.

“Didn’t the White House prepare you for that,” the comedian-turned-politician asked, laughter filling the hearing room.

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