In New York, everybody's ethnic. Even the most clannish New Yorker rubs up against so many different people of so many levels of accomplishment, it's almost impossible to miss the fact that every group is a mixture of overachievers and stupendous embarrassments.
We have all read and heard the repetitive discussion of the "wise Latina" quote. But what many have not paid attention to is the unfair name-calling, and cultural and racial attacks that Judge Sotomayor's candidacy.
Given Sessions' history of baseless assaults on civil rights, one has to wonder whether conservatives chose him as their leading voice on Sotomayor because they fundamentally agree with his lifelong stance on race.