Will Wilkinson on the Sotomayor debate:
And I really don’t get why many Republicans have taken this opportunity to reinforce the already widespread impression that they are morally odious morons.
I see two options here. One option is that a large number of people who are not odious morons have, in the past, behaved in ways that garnered them a reputation as odious morons and have, unaccountably, decided to persist in that behavior. This is a non-partisan blog, so I won’t attempt to sketch the other possibility.