Not saying that it was an AA pick at all. The implication by the OP and the first responder was that her nomination was to be celebrated because she is female. I don't see her as a female who happens to be liberal, I see her as a liberal. I believe that NOW's stance on Sarah Palin probably speaks volumes about who supports whom and why. Conservatives would vote for a conservative woman, a conservative African-American, or a conservative alien from Jupiter. It is not conservatives who seek to categorize, label, define, and ultimately divide people according to race, sex, orientation, etc. I honestly have no response to the word "Jew." I really had no idea she was Jewish until you said so, nor have I ever been exposed to any anti-Jewish rhetoric. The only anti-semitic activity I have ever seen was from President Obama's former pastor, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and those who consistently side with nations bent on the destruction of Israel. I would genuinely appreciate someone explaining to me why Jewish people vote almost exclusively for Democrats when it is Republicans who traditionally are more supportive of Israel. The idea that Republicans are "anti-gay rights" is probably generally a fair statement in the same sense that one can metaphorically say Democrats are "anti-business." The difference is that I am not a Republican, I am a conservative, and a true conservative takes a Constitutional view of the topic.