I'm certain that David Broder has not read the "supposedly" controversial decision of the 2nd Circuit on firefighters that the Right Wing demand EMPATHY for poor oppressed whitey (soon to be seen on Larry Johnson inspired video):
In the New Haven, Conn., firefighters' case pending before the Supreme Court, Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel that upheld a lower court decision voiding a promotion test in which no black firefighter scored among the winners. It appears, on the face of it, to be an extreme application of affirmative action doctrine, and she will undoubtedly be pressed to explain and justify her decision.
Do just ONE of you talking heads want to actually read and review the case and how it was presented by the parties JUST FUCKING ONE?
And then it's time for Ol' Davey to trot out his world of Washington, as real as the Chronicles of Narnia:
I have to believe that many Republican senators will seize the opportunity Obama has provided and prove they are not as narrow-minded as their most extreme backers. And then hope that, like some mirror image of Souter, Sotomayor will surprise the world with some of her votes.
So to summarize:
1. Broder thinks the GOP is not ruled by its "rump" and
2. Broder hopes that Sotomayor isn't liberal or even moderate, but a big ol' sloppy wet conservative like Sam Alito.