Scott Lemieux had Sonia Sotomayor as his #2 pick behind Diane Wood. Second on the Scott-list is a very good score as far as I'm concerned, which makes me quite happy with the nomination. (And yes, I'd like to see Pam Karlan be the next nominee, though obviously Scott knows more about that sort of thing than I do.)
Anonymous people, on the other hand, say negative things about Sotomayor. I have a high regard for Scott's opinion in matters like these. If anonymous people disagree with him, this will cause me to be suspicious of the opinions of anonymous people, not only on this issue, but on others. I will trust the views of anonymous people less in the future.