Perhaps conservatives have gone too far already in their criticism of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Here is what Newt Gingrich said about her:
I think that the only reason she was nominated to the Court is because
she is Hispanic. I don't believe she would have been appointed had she been white. And
the reason is, I think it was a cynical ploy by President Obama.
The Washington Times criticized the selection as serving a "narrow partisan interest" and rejected the use of "life experience" as a defense for her selection:
As the nation waits to learn more about Sonia Sotomayor, the questions
will concern not so much her talent but her character. Even her rise
from poverty and racial isolation will be less interesting than how
that experience has affected her regard for other Americans and whether
she understands how their lives and rights are affected by law and
Oh, wait. What was that? Those were quotes from now Vice President Joe Biden and a New York Times editorial about Clarence Thomas. Nevermind.