What is it about Republicans that they want a judge who only rules according to the Rule of Law (a "strict constructionist"), yet then criticizes Sotomayor for doing so? And why do they chastise her for being referred to as having empathy (as Alito did during his confirmation), then try to lambaste her by parading the plaintiff in the recent reverse discrimination case and having him present his sympathetic fact situation?
One might suggest that Republicans are hypocrites. (and I focus on the Republicans because for 8 years during the Bush administration we heard about how important it was to be impartial, like an "umpire" calling balls and strikes, etc. by the talking heads of this very same party).