This is a quote from The Paper Of Record, The NY Times:
"Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus's judicial nominations committee, accused the Republicans of "insisting that being a poor little colored girl from the segregated South is a qualification to go onto the federal courts."
"We would sooner have a rich white guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth" than Justice Brown, Ms. Norton said.
She said the black members of the House planned to protest the nomination by marching to the Senate floor on Wednesday for a speech by the only African-American senator, Barack Obama, an Illinois Democrat, who opposes the nominee."
What do we expect from a political party that allows a Kleagle from West Virginia to be a leader in the party?