From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Twitter has been, perhaps tellingly, quiet today on Sonia Sotomayor from the GOP side of the Tweet.
Most looking for a fight kept the focus on debt and the stimulus. (By the way, "the U.S. budget deficit broke past $1 trillion in June," the Wall Street Journal reports.)
Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch didn't Twitter off a comment from today's proceedings. He, instead, is fielding your questions for tomorrow's questioning:
R-UT Orrin Hatch: Email me your question for Judge Sotomayor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
about 2 hours agoReply Retweet
R-UT Orrin Hatch: New blog: Ask Judge Sotomayor http://is.gd/1xn09
On his blog, he has three comments with questions on it.
So, tomorrow, will we hear some version of: "Judge Sotomayor, this question comes from Twitter?"
*** UPDATE *** At about 3:45 pm ET, Sen. Arlen Specter, who once upon a more politically secure time, was the ranking Republican member on this judiciary committee, Tweeted the following: "I think it was wrong for America to wait until 1967 to have an African American justice, Thurgood Marshall, on the court and to wait until 1981 to have the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor. As as a diverse nation, diversity is very, very important."
And check out Arlen Specter's Twitter profile screen background. It is absolutely wallpapered with tiled pictures of a road sign that reads, "Putting America to work. Project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."
Who's a Democrat? Priceless.