Gavel-to-Gavel, But Why?

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Some Senate confirmation hearings are brimming with drama -- a will-they? won't-they? ambiguity that makes the sport of the thing worth covering in full.

And then there's the confirmation hearing for Sonia Sotomayor.

She's going to be confirmed unless she breaks out the crazy. And her record assures us that she's not nuts.

So why on earth is this obsessive, wall-to-wall coverage appropriate for any news outlet not named C-SPAN?

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