Party Divide

Steele Gives Sotomayor the OK

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has fallen in the good graces of one high-profile—and very vocal—Republican. Outspoken RNC chairman Michael Steele said on a radio show Friday that his party should hold off “slammin’ and rammin’”Sonia Sotomayor and that he was “excited” to have a Hispanic woman as a nominee. While he acknowledged the trap for the GOP is “enormous” he says first they must recognize the “historic aspect” of her nomination and then discuss the “substance of the conversation about what this woman believes.” Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh recently stated that the “way to get promoted in the Barack Obama administration” is by “hating white people.” He added that “she brings a form of bigotry or racism to the court.”