Sonia Sotomayor will be a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court-although there is debate in well-informed circles about the "first Latina" label. Personally, I'm ready to move on to the next crisis. I'm sick of the sight of this woman already.
Could it possibly have been just yesterday that the announcement of her appointment was made? It seems like months. How many times can we listen to the "white male" quote and hear the sad details of her New Haven firefighters decision?
I think Republicans should make their points during confirmation hearings, but keep the best of their powder dry. Sotomayor will be filling a largely liberal seat on the Court, anyway. And if Kim Jon Il has anything to say about it--and it appears he speaks quite freely and unfettered under the Obama administration--there are much bigger battles to come.