Round and round they went yesterday, asking questions she either said she wouldn't answer, or "answering" in such a way that the person who asked the question (and everyone else) had no idea what she said or meant.
From the coverage:
Judge Sotomayor Is “Increasingly Avoiding” Questions. “She joked openly with members of the Judiciary Committee while increasingly avoiding their questions.” (Washington Post )
“By Midafternoon, Even Two Democrats On The Panel Sounded Frustrated By Her Long, Elusive Replies.” (Washington Post )
“Yesterday, It Was Striking To See Sotomayor Dance Around Issues, Decline To Defend Liberal Philosophy and go on to specifically reject the so-called legal approach of the man who nominated her, Barack Obama. It prompted Lindsey Graham to complain that she was sounding a lot like John Roberts -- and she did on some answers -- and ask, ‘Who are we getting here?’” (ABC )
Sotomayor Left “Both Conservative And Liberal Activists Troubled.” “Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor sidestepped questions on abortion, gun rights and gay rights Wednesday -- including whether a state could forbid aborting a 38-week-old fetus -- leaving both conservative and liberal activists troubled.” (LA Times )
“Sotomayor ‘Said Little About Her Own Understanding Of The Issues Underlying Roe.” “The Center for Reproductive Rights, a leading abortion rights group, this morning is calling for more questions on abortion, with President Nancy Northup complaining that Sotomayor ‘said little about her own understanding of the issues underlying Roe and the Court’s subsequent decisions on abortion rights.’” (ABC )