It's Sotomayor! [President to make announcement about Supreme Court Nominee at 10:15]

Just received an email from the White House press office notifying us that President Barack Obama will make an announcement regarding his Supreme Court nominee at 10:15 a.m. Stay tuned.

Any guesses?


So much for guessing

The New York Times broke the news that the choice is Sotomayor.

I may be on the press list...but I'm not on THAT press list. :D

Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

An Hispanic Woman who won't take any mess from the boys club

I'm sure somewhere there are drawbacks to her nomination, but on the surface I'm loving this.

Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

Looks like a slam dunk

Here's hoping she turns out to be a solid progressive too.

She's a centrist

From the Times bio:

While Judge Sotomayor is not seen as an extreme liberal or a crusader on the bench, she has made some remarks that are likely to draw fire from Republicans during the confirmation process.

In 2001, she gave a speech declaring that the ethnicity and sex of a judge "may and will make a difference in our judging."In her speech, at a conference on diversity, Judge Sotomayor questioned the famous notion - often invoked by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her retired Supreme Court colleague, Sandra Day O'Connor - that a wise old man and a wise old woman would reach the same conclusion when deciding cases.

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life," said Judge Sotomayor.

Vote Democratic, the ass you save may be your own.

She did great.

Republicans will be beating their war drums, whining about empathy.

Which makes sense given this:

A defining element of a psychopath is that they do not and probably cannot empathize with other people.