It took a full court press by the combined media to tear down Sarah Palin. I am struck at how successful the right has been — tacking into the wind of the MSM Obamaganda machine — at tainting Sonia Sotomayor as a bigot and a mediocre intellect. (Helped in no small part by the fact that Sotomayor is a bigot with a mediocre intellect) The media hagiography of her as a Latina from the projects inadvertantly plays into this scenario; when the hype is about the life-story and not the legal acumen, the public is bound to pick up on that.
Freed of the constraints of party and government, Sarah will have ample opportunities to redeem her image, which she may or may not take advantage of. But Sotomayor’s image as a left-wing activist affirmative action hire will be reinforced every time she votes in lock-step with the gruesome twosome of Ginsburg and Breyer
That’s the way I see it as a white male. A wise Latina might reach a different conclusion.