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Judge Sonia Sotomayor would almost certainly be confirmed even without any Republican votes in her favor. But it seems she’ll have at least one anyway: On Friday morning, Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar became the first Republican to announce that he’ll vote for her.
“Judge Sotomayor is clearly qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and she has demonstrated a judicial temperament during her week-long nomination hearing,” Lugar said in a statement.
There’s still the question of how many Republicans will end up voting for Sotomayor, but the fact that Lugar’s announced this already seems to indicate he won’t be the only one. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., had some tough questions for the nominee but hinted he might vote for her anyway, and there are some moderates, like Maine’s Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, who are likely candidates for additional votes.
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.
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