Sotomayor...a wise choice?
Obama has named his first nominee to the US Supreme Court....Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor. Some on the left are disappointed that she is not likely to provide a strong liberal counterpoint to the likes of Scalia. Given that it is early in his first term and he has two wars, a global economic meltdown, healthcare reform, etc. already on his plate, I think the President played it politically smart with his choice, rather than waste valuable political capital on a more outspoken liberal activist. We will have wait and see just how much "empathy" she has.