I guess McCain is not into being reelected anymore. Well awesome.
As to Sotomayor, well I think she can be a bit of a corporate tool but hopefully she can go a bit more left. Any judge worth their salt conceals their ideological leanings as much as possible if there's a solid shot at the SCOTUS.
You are totally wrong in blaming the party. You should only blame the people of Jefferson's district.
FROM THE WIKI:
The two candidates who survived the first ballot were both African-American Democrats: Jefferson got 30% of the vote, and State Representative Karen Carter, who enjoyed support from the Louisiana Democratic Party's establishment, picked up nearly all endorsements from local politicians and the local press and gathered 22% of the vote.
In the last week of [runoff]campaign, however, Jefferson Parish Sheriff a Democrat, urged voters not to vote for Carter. In response to Carter's criticism of Gretna police officers and Jefferson Parish deputies, who had blocked the Crescent City Connection and prevented evacuees from fleeing New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina, Lee mailed out 25,000 fliers and made public statements attacking Carter.
Voter turnout dwindled from 24.15% to 16.25%. While residents of the city of New Orleans gave Jefferson a slight majority over Carter, (51% to 49%), the Jefferson Parish share of the district voted for Jefferson by a staggering 71% to 29%, clearly swinging the election in his favor.
Israel has also lied about it's nukes for 30 years. We need to ram the IAEA down their throats or they disarm, simple as that.
If they don't like it tough, we have interests and they have interests and sometimes those interests clash. But we are more important than they are so they can either bend to our will or lose our help.