Supreme Court confimation hearings aren't Calvinball...
Craig Crawford's Trail Mix - Smiling GOPers Ought to be Frowning: Watching Lindsey Graham's gotcha grin as he needled Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with disingenuous and rhetorical questions you had to wonder what was so funny. Does the Republican senator think it is amusing that he and his party's condescending tone toward the Hispanic woman was costing them ethnic votes with each passing hour of Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearing?
It is not that the Republican inquiries were out of bounds in legal terms. A confirmation hearing like this is a political forum. Even if they vote for her, the fallout for Republicans could reach well beyond Hispanic voters. They are coming across as a bunch of snarky and bitter old white men who cannot bear the thought of their kind losing power.
The impact of this story on the political scoreboard should give Democrats much more to smile about.