Judge Sotomayor is dreadful, but what did you expect? This is why we have elections.
The Republicans can't stop her confirmation, but they shouldn't let her slide. I don't mean that they should savage her the way Democrats do their ideological opponents, but they have to reveal who she is. This is the way you tee up future elections, by showing the consequences of electing -- for silly, feel-good reasons -- Nanny State minders like Obama.