Here’s a nice summation of what each nominee should be entitled to:
Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom elaborated on the former governor's comments, saying that Romney thinks it's premature to discuss the filibuster.
"Judge Sotomayor deserves a fair, thorough and civil confirmation process," Fehrnstrom said. "At the end of that process, senators will decide for themselves how to vote on her nomination."
While I agree with Governor Romney on this, realistically, the ball is in the Obama administration’s court. While not overwhelmed with her judicial knowledge, the pick could have been much worse. Give Judge Sotomayor the fair, thorough and civil confirmation process, but don’t just hand the seat over to her.