Senate Judiciary Committee Endorses Sotomayor

In a 13-6 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, effectively making her confirmation a certainty.
As expected, all 12 Democrats on the judiciary panel voted for Judge Sotomayor. But among the seven Republicans on the committee, only Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina voted in favor.
When Lindsey Graham is your voice of reason, you know you've gone off the deep end.
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the committee's leading Republican, said just before the vote that he was compelled to oppose the nomination because of the judge's "liberal, pro-government ideology."

In an Op-Ed article in USA Today on Monday, Mr. Sessions wrote: "I don't believe that Judge Sotomayor has the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism. She has evoked its mantra too often. As someone who cares deeply about our great heritage of law, I must withhold my consent."
First of all, I just love a guy who works for and draws not an insignificant salary from the government moaning about someone being too "pro-government." Secondly, the Republican euphemisms for "not a straight white man" are getting downright hilarious these days. For the record, not only do I, too, lack the deep-rooted convictions necessary to resist the siren call of judicial activism undeserved privilege rendering moot any and all interest in leveling the playing field, but I also have a vagina that's EIGHT MILES WIDE!

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