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I'm Against Sonia Sotomayor

Why oh why do we persist in having these hearings? Or why do we persist in believing -- or hoping against hope -- that these hearings will be revelatory (or at least great theater and politics)?
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Sonia Sotomayor has a set of views that could not offend or even interest anybody. Or Sonia Sotomayor has had the intensive standard course of media training. Or Sonia Sotomayor has been skillfully medicated.

Why oh why do we persist in having these hearings? Or why do we persist in believing--or hoping against hope--that these hearings will be revelatory (or at least great theater and politics)?

"Still, for all of the buildup, the second day of her confirmation hearings produced few of the anticipated fireworks..." says the Times.

Exactly who anticipated fireworks?

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