July 16, 2009

20 different kinds of awesome

Gail Collins's terrific recap of the Sotomayor confirmation hearing:

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM: Judge, before I read a string of anonymous comments about your temperament problem, I’d like to make you repeat that wise Latina remark again just for the heck of it.

JUDGE SOTOMAYOR: Thank you, Senator, for the opportunity to revisit that matter. I appreciate that the man who once said he’d 'drown himself if North Carolina went for Obama' has a special contribution to make when it comes to the importance of thinking before you speak.