Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor resigned Friday from an elite all-women's club after Republicans questioned her participation in it. Sotomayor said she resigned from the Belizean Grove to prevent the issue from becoming a distraction in her confirmation hearings.
Meanwhile, in the lucky-in-her-enemies dept., Judge Sotomayor was snubbed by Senator Inhofe:
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is dead set on voting against Sonia Sotomayor's nomination. In fact, he's so certain of his position that he refuses to even meet with her.
Sotomayor has been meeting privately with Senators over the last few weeks, but when it was Inhofe's turn, he declined.
Inhofe's spokesman explained that since the Senator has already decided to vote against the nomination, there's no reason to waste time on a sit-down discussion.
Earlier this week, Inhofe called his vote against Sotomayor a “foregone conslusion,” citing his vote against her nomination to a circuit court in 1998.
Given that he's about the craziest Senator not actually known to be guilty of a sexual peccadillo, this is a pretty good enemy to have.
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