Commentary: No surprise, no meaning to GOP senators opposing Sotomayor

Kansas City StarJuly 27, 2009 

In the end, it doesn't matter a whit. But GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Jeff Sessions now say they will oppose Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court appointment.

The media are dutifully reporting the senators' objections today as if they really matter.

They don't.

In fact — with at least five GOP senators already saying they are on Sotomayor's side — she will easily be confirmed if and when the Senate gets around to it, probably in early August.

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