A CNN story on the hearings started with the following line:
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that her hotly disputed judicial philosophy is, in fact, quite simple: Remain faithful to the law.
All of this means is that Sotomayor does not kick puppies. Furthermore, she likes them. In fact, if given the right opportunity, she will pet them. And, while petting one, she will remain faithful to petting it, ensuring maximum happiness for the said puppy.
She also does not spit on the baby Jesus. Nor does she use the Constitution to clean the kitchen counter by the coffee maker.
When in Athens....
If no one is going to make this confirmation process a serious discussion of the Constitution or of the laws, just confirm her already.