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The Republican senators are now presented with a clear moral and
ethical choice: stand down and let Judge Sotomayor be confirmed
without opposition or take a stand, no matter how deeply the odds
against victory, and let their voices be heard: this is still the
land of liberty and a country of laws. The risks of opposition
are many, but taking a stand against the tyranny of the majority
was one of the core values espoused and lived by our Founding
Fathers. Now is not the time to abjectly demure to the Democratic
majority. Sotomayor’s espoused and well-recorded philosophy make
her unfit for the Supreme Court of the United States of
If our good senators are unwilling to stand for what is right, then they must be unseated.
— I.M. Kessel
TIME TO LEAVE THE STAGE
Age is not kind to those who are blind
To the sensitivities of others.
Getting laughs crudely
Is pathetic, and if we had our druthers,
Having reached this stage, you’d close the page.
Your talent once was sunny.
You’ve been around overmuch.
You are out of touch.
Mr. Letterman, you are no longer funny.
— Mimi Evans Winship