Maybe it's because I honestly don't know what to say. Maybe the crazy coming from the Right has been a bit overwhelming. Or maybe Sotomayor's credentials simply speak for themselves.
Hilzoy, as usual, has her finger on my pulse:
As Hilzoy notes, it would be wonderful if there was a reasonable opposition party in the U.S. But it would also be nice if I got a unicorn for my birthday.
Both Gandhi and the Civil Rights movement made brilliant use of the following method: you do something right, which you suspect might lead your opponents to do something wrong. If you are right about them, they discredit themselves, without your having to lift a finger. If you're wrong, you are pleasantly surprised. But you do not have to do anything wrong or underhanded yourself, nor do you in any way have to hope that your opponents are bad people.