Sonia Sotomayor is now a Supreme Court Justice, which is a good thing.
There's a cloud in the silver lining, though. Only nine Republicans could bring themselves to support her, despite these facts:
- She's obviously a moderate, both temperamentally and judicially.
- She won't change the balance of the Court at all.
- She's diabetic and thus sadly unlikely to stay on the Court into her eighties.
- She represents now the aspirations of the fastest growing large ethnic demographic.
Update (8/8): Now it's official.