Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court is another deft move of political and policy jujitsu by Obama.
I haven’t had a chance to delve into her judicial qualifications, so let’s stipulate those for the moment.
But politically with the Sotomayor nomination, Obama’s given the GOP another damned if you do/damned if you don’t dilemma. You can, A) Vote for a judge you’ve already tarred as a liberal activist, or B) risk further alienating the nation’s Hispanic voters by rejecting a bootstrapping Latina for the high court.
On the basis of her remark that the “court of appeals is where policy is made,” the GOP is clearly going to present her as the mother of all activist judges.
But as we can all learn from the trailer below, you don’t mess with Red Sonia….