Thursday, May 28, 2009

Let's be calm and fair in assessing Sotomayor

CNN has up a good commentary calling for calm, deliberate consideration as the Senate moves to consider Sonya Sotomayor as the replacement for David Souter. The rhetoric from some corners of the G.O.P. has been quite strident, and some are clearly seeing this fight as an opportunity to reconstruct the party by unifying it against President Obama's pick. Personally, I think it is an opportunity to try and change the dynamic that has controlled Supreme Court nominations since Robert Bork.

I suspect a respectful examination of Justice Sotomayor - even a tough one - will win more converts to the Republican Party and keep more within the tent than another circus sideshow.

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