The Sotomayor nomination has, at last, unleashed the pent-up id of a faithful, and fearful, GOP demographic -- the aging white male.
Great article at Salon which should be read by Brits who think they are interested in US politics.
Supreme Court nominations are interesting in a way that is totally alien to British thought and practice, and UK based Brits often don't realised this.
The article also highlights the disaster the US Republican Party (I usually say GOP in this blog = "Grand Old Party", a traditional name).
Since Labour is likely to face a period in opposition, we (Labour supporters) need to look at this issue.