Tuesday, August 04, 2009
News stories couldn't wait to label Senate debate of Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court "historic." A better description would be numbingly dull, perhaps to an historic extent. She's going to be approved, though Republicans will go through the dreary motions of opposition without anything resembling real conviction. I doubt if her strongest supporters think she is genuinely intellectually distinguished (maybe I'll be proven wrong), while her strongest opponents don't really thinkj she'll be consistently biased and much, much worse than Souter. Yawn.