On Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Hispanic!
Woman!
Poverty!
Projects!
Raised by Single Mother!
Appointed by George H.W. Bush!

Everything I have skimmed at the Usual Suspects — some which are suspiciously right-leaning even — have said conventional left-of-center judge, qualified, not too rocking of the boat, essentially a one-for-one swap.

What is fascinating me is the GOP response. They really ought to lay low, say (as John McCain did) “Elections have consequences,” and wait for the next one, since there undoubtedly will be a next one. This pick is an electoral minefield and with 59 Democrats in the Senate, she is going to get confirmed.

But will they lay low? Nah. What fun is that?