Well, not exactly…
Debate is scheduled to continue Wednesday to determine whether federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor will become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice.Debate, huh? Whatever the Sotomayor proceedings may or may not be, there's been no debate involved. Performance would be a better word, perhaps. The outcome of the confirmation vote is hardly a matter of conjecture and certainly isn't hanging on anything that might be said by anyone on the Senate floor.
Of course, I'm delighted that that's the case, and hopeful that even more Republican Senators will demonstrate some understanding of and allegiance to constitutional democracy and join the growing list of yes votes among their colleagues (Kit Bond (R-MO) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) are the latest additions.)
Whatever's yet to come, though, there's no debate.
Time to vote.