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Originally posted by dolphinfan
The real problem here is the vicious way the interest groups on both sides go after these folks. It essentially started with Bork and it has gotten worse since that time. Interest groups have simply become too powerful.
That being said, it is dissapointing that Obama chose her. She has been overturned by the high court over 60% of the time one of her decisions has reached the court. In years past, someone with that record would not even be on a short list. There simply had to be better choices. I think this is a pure politcal play. Hispanics are a major force in American politics and the goal here is to have Republicans work against having an Hispanic woman on the court so that can be used in future elections. Election politics, plain and simple. A real shame, plain and simple as well.