In an amazing admission of impotence, Tennessee's Senator Lamar Alexander has caved to pressure from his drinking buddies in the Senate Cloakroom and will support Sotomayor. (Story from the AP by way of Yahoo News)
In typical RINO fashion, this move is being hailed as a brave show of strength on the part of the esteemed politician for standing up to the evil Conservatives on the right. In so doing, he is breaking with his party leadership (such as it is) and voting with the Democrats to confirm the judge to the Supreme Court.
"Even though Judge Sotomayor's political and judicial philosophy may be different than mine, especially regarding Second Amendments rights, I will vote to confirm her because she is well qualified by experience, temperament, character and intellect to serve," Alexander said in a speech on the Senate floor.
Let's just parse that one for a second... Put another way, Alexander just said "Even though Sotomayor is an enemy of civil liberties and is hostile to gun rights, I am going to vote for her. And, while she has shown herself to be racist, sexist, and bigoted in previous decisions, this train is leaving the station anyway so I might as well get some drinks in the club car on the way to Hell".
Is that any clearer?
Tennessee, do you have anybody better than this guy to run in the primary?