Judge Sonia Sotomayor should be evaluated based on her work experience and judicial record, not on her compelling personal story. At the very least, Republicans should ask a few hard questions before allowing this confirmation to proceed through the Senate.
On the CIA/Cheney:
If the CIA doesn’t have plans (secret or otherwise) to take down terrorists, I ask, “Why the heck not?” That’s part of their job, isn’t it? And yes, I would support secret terrorist hunting and not informing Congress of those plans if the Obama admin had such a program. This should be a point of agreement for both Republicans and Democrats.
On competition in health care:
I don’t oppose competition. I oppose a competition in which the deck is stacked in favor of the government’s entry. I also dispute the notion that the post office is a brilliant example of how government competition could improve the service or quality of health care. UPS and FedEx pushed the USPS to improve its services, not the other way around. And BTW, the USPS is still inferior to both.