Jen Rubin takes her down:
It is perhaps not surprising that Sotomayor would see the need to finesse or distance herself from past positions. Her speeches and advocacy for the left-wing PRLDEF might incline significant numbers of senators to vote against her. But it is quite another thing to misrepresent her own record or feign ignorance of facts. Even senators inclined to give her a break - show "deference" to the president and his nominee - must draw the line when it comes to demanding that judicial candidates be honest and complete in their answers. Whether Sotomayor's evasions and misstatements prove to be her undoing will in large part rest on how she performs during the remainder of her testimony and whether the Senate demands that a Supreme Court nominee tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
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