Republicans Insist On Not Calling Sotomayor Racist, Call Her Racist

  • Senate Minorityi Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't think it's his place to stop or chastise prominent Republicans who are running around screaming, "Racist!" at Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Of course, McConnell doesn't think a lot of things are his place, up to and including holding the Republican Senator majority. [ThinkProgress]
  • Newly minted Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions, wishes Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and Pat Buchanan would shut the fuck up, because he'd like to screw up Sotomayor's nomination without going down in history as yet another unreconstructed racist Southern Senator. [ThinkProgress]
  • South Carolina Senator and John McCain fanboy Lindsey Graham managed to ask Sotomayor for an apology for being prejudiced against him as a white man, earning himself some praise and showing his colleagues how this racism shit is actually done. [The Hill]
  • His predecessor, newly minted Democratic Senator Arlen Specter, finally got his lines right and backed Sotomayor's nomination. [AlterNet]
  • President Obama thinks the Republicans should shut the fuck up about all of it already. [Washington Post]
  • The Chinese government wanted House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi to get with its propaganda program during her visit to China, but she's Nancy Pelosi, so she didn't. [Politico]
  • Norm Coleman's getting his hearing in Minnesota's Supreme Court today over his efforts to overturn the electoral will of Minnesotans and stay in the Senate. [Politico]
  • The Obama Administration is asking the Supreme Court to uphold lower court rulings that families of 9/11 victims can't sue the Saudi royal family over the attacks. [NY Times]
  • GM will file for bankruptcy today in exchange for $30 billion dollars. Where can I sign up for that deal? [The Hill]