Senate confirmation hearings on judicial nominations are a form of Kabuki Theater in which everyone plays their assigned roles and no one tells the whole truth.
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The artist formerly known as the Republican Senator Arlen Specter said that as a hermaphrodemocratite, if he opposed Sotomayor his head would explode.
Maybe the problem is that most right wingers don't know what summa cum laude means. Most likely, they're just desperately making stuff up to try to stop an extremely qualified nominee.
The nomination of Sonia Sotomayor faces new hurdles today, in the form of pressure to block her confirmation from the powerful anti-empathy lobby.
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