I almost forgot that it was Richard Cohen day today! He's late to the Sotomayor party, but he's going to have his wishy-washy say!
According to Richard, she is smart, but not brilliant. And that's pretty much it, and we have to take his word for it because he then proceeds to not really say anything to convince us that it's true. The end.
Oh, wait, not the end! Richard says that it's too bad Sonia isn't as brilliant and inspiring as Antonin Scalia or John Roberts.
And that's that. No wistful high school memories, no cocktail party anecdotes, no ironic allusions to marital infidelity, none of those things that make us really love to hate a Richard Cohen column.
I probably should have put his head in the upper, lighter pan of the scales.