On Monday (July 13), Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, charged that Sonia Sotomayor is "out of the mainstream," but hastened to add that she would get a fair hearing in front of the committee.
Once again we find ourselves, as conservatives, playing by the ground rules set by the liberals. We played by their rules when we were out of power, we played by their rules when we were back in power, and now we're out of power again.
Someone should step up to the plate and say that "being judged fairly" does not mean that Sotomayor is assured of any senator's vote only on the basis of a "compelling life story." Judge Sotomayor does not have the judicial temperment to be called as a citizen juror, much less a judge.
I'm already bracing myself to be disappointed based on the tenor of the dialogue thus far. We may be in danger of sounding like Democrats, but we have something on our side that the Democrats never had: