It may be saying something that of the two Senators from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn is the calm and open-minded one.
The Oklahoman reports that Coburn met yesterday with Sonia Sotomayor, and walked away form the meeting with an apparent friendly attitude, describing her as “a bright lady, very smart and well-coached.” He added: “She’s got the demeanor of a judge.”
Coburn’s co-Senator Jim Inhofe, meanwhile, turned down an invitation to meet with Sotomayor — on the grounds that his mind is already made up to vote against her. “That was a foregone conclusion,” Inhofe told the Tulsa World, noting that he’d already voted against her for the appeals court back in 1998. However, he also predicts that she will be “definitely confirmed.”