Just for the record:

GOP Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the Senate’s most senior Republican, Mel Martinez of Florida, its lone Hispanic Republican, and Olympia Snowe of Maine all announced they’d vote for Sotomayor, praising her qualifications and her testimony at four days of Judiciary Committee hearings this week.

This is why we need either A) a wholesale purge of the Republican party or B) a new third party dedicated to conservative principles. Sotomayor is at best an intellectual lightweight and unqualified for her current position, more or less a seat on the Supreme Court. These people should be willing to say so. Instead, they want to make nice at the Democrats and hope they’re the last ones eaten.

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