A sampling of wingnut reactions to the first-ever nomination of an Hispanic-American to the Supreme Court:
- Mike Huckabee: refers to Sonia Sotomayor as "Maria" Sotomayor
- Rush Limbaugh: "she's not the brain that they're portraying her to be, she's not a constitutional jurist. She is an affirmative action case extraordinaire and she has put down white men in favor of Latina women."
- Paul Mirengoff: "Che Guevara in Robes?" ("Hugo Chavez?...Fidel Castro?...Daniel Ortega?...Nah, I'll go with Che--stick with the classics!")
- Senator James Inhofe (R-Stupid): "it will be important...to weigh her qualifications and character as well as her ability to rule fairly without undue influence from her own personal race, gender, or political preferences."