President Barak Obama announced his nomination of the first ever Latina for the Supreme Court today: Sonia Sotomayor.
Wingnuts started smearing her even before the official announcement.
They've labeled the summa cum laude graduate of Princeton and J.D. grad of Yale Law School (where she was also an editor of the Yale Law Journal) as stupid.
They're saying that Obama had to pick an Hispanic and a woman to further diminish her accomplishments (because it doesn't count that for the first couple of hundred years presidents had to nominate white males).
And, they're saying that as a person of color she can't be trusted to make rulings on race (apparently only white people can be trusted to make those types of rulings).
It would be extremely depressing to listen to if it were not for the fact that she'll likely prevail and sit on the court.
UPDATE: Mike Huckabee objects to Obama's pick of 'Maria' Sotomayor. (Maria, Rosa, whatever...you know, the Spanish chick...probably an illegal too.)