Sunday, July 12, 2009
To Grill Or Not To Grill Sotomayor
How tough will senators be on Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor when she appears before them for U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings in the morning?
Republicans are promising to ask her tough questions about her judicial record and public statements. But they probably will treat her deferentially.
She appears before them armed with her personal history of triumph over poverty and other adversity in her life to work her way to a federal appeals court panel. And then, there's her foot.
Yes, her broken foot. Which will remain elevated during her testimony - doctor's orders you know - as a constant reminder that, well, she broke it while campaigning on Capitol Hill in support of her nomination. Sort of like a political war wound. Which senators, in particular the Democrats who control the Judiciary Committee, will probably each refer to as they officially greet her before asking her questions.