Wasn’t it less than 24 hours ago that Senator McCain made the well-informed observation that if the Republicans lose the Hispanic vote, they are in deep trouble? So today, McCain showed his “maverick-iness” by dissing the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court, Sonja Sotomayor, as a “judicial activist”, and announced that he would oppose her nomination. Despite the screeching and hysteria on the right over a few verbal comments made by Sotomayor in the past, her 17-year judicial record demonstrates beyond doubt that she diligently applies the law in her rulings, and has not demonstrated in any way a racial/ethnic/gender or other bias. Would that the Republicans who mindlessly attacked her could demonstrate the same level of real achievement in their careers vs the steady stream of ideological claptrap that spews from their orifices (“Do as I say, not as I do”).
What on earth is McCain smoking these days?