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Nancy Drew Makes A Cameo In The East Room

I like the Nancy Drew books any which way, but I love 'em vintage. Source: hownowdesign hide caption

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President Obama nominated, not more than twenty minutes ago, federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor to be his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. There were many bursts of applause throughout the announcement, and one that Sarah noted, was for a shout-out to that girl detective that nosed her way through many childhoods, including Judge Sotomayor: Nancy Drew. From the New York Times: "She loved Nancy Drew mysteries, she once said, and yearned to be a police detective." I was a Nancy Drew lover myself, and though a love of the mystery series shouldn't be a "litmus test" for any person, Nancy's fine spirit, bravery, powers of logic, and slight rebelliousness, are certainly qualities for anyone to emulate. For a great piece on Nancy, check out this recent NPR tribute.