… [T]here’s a real split on the right between elected officials, particularly in the Senate, who have jobs to keep, and radical figureheads in the conservative movement who want to push the Republican party closer to the fringe. Sotomayor’s nomination has unveiled, and widened, that divide. On one side of it, are conservative Republicans like Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). And on the other, are people like G. Gordon Liddy, who took to the radio yesterday with this sentiment, “Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when [Sotomayor]‘s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.” [via TPMDC]
Oh no he didn’t! The funny part? Liddy and his ilk had no problem with Justice Samuel Alito’s menstrually-rooted pangs of “empathy” when that crazy eyetalian started talking about fuggetaboutits or canoli or something.