Walk - that's REALLY hard to read when the whole thing is in italics. FYI. (And no offense intended!)
I think she's a very good judge when she actually judges. but you're right that she too often allows bias to come in. She loves Thayne, even though it's obvious to the rest of the world that he's the weakest guy left by far. And she praises him when he sucks. However - often she is the ONLY one that doesn't gush and drool over every single contestant (usually early in the season) and actually differentiates. She tells you that it was good and tells you what you could improve. I hate the early shows where Nigel slobbers all over everyone but 1 or maybe 2, and Mary puts the whole dang cast on the crazytrain or whatever.