A liberal calling himself Don Edmond, Esq writes in a NY Times comment:
The confirmation hearings for Judge Sotomayor continue to resemble the Academy Awards as opposed to a substantive event mandated by the Constitution of the United States.
Instead of discussing the un-discussed, like how Judge Sotomayor’s nomination is more of a legacy grab by President Obama than a move to stabilize a right leaning bench of conservative judicial activists, we get “next up Patrick Leahy speaks…stay tuned for Amy Klobuchar and Arlen Specter after these messages…”
For those who never saw a downside to the blogosphere replacing substantive journalism…I humbly present exhibit A.
This court needed a powerful, immutable and unwavering liberal voice of unquestionable expertise as its next Supreme Court Justice to offset the 3 ring circus of Scalia, Alito and Roberts. Again, Obama fails to take the action needed to solve a problem and opts for political spotlights and poll numbers.
It is for these reasons I’ve repeatedly said it would be stupid for Republicans to oppose Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination.
Also note the irony that the liberal opposes affirmative action when it gets in the way of something the liberal wants, which is the most capable liberal Supreme Court Justice.