Republicans reason the confirmation of Sotomayer should take longer because she has more experience…more cases to delve through. They plan to review 6 of her 3600+ cases per day before (if?) she can be confirmed. If conservatives still knew how to do math, they’d tell you that means she’d be confirmed some time in 2011.
The Mexican-hating portion of the base of the Republican party is probably thinking, right on. The misogynists portion of the base is cheering, but I don’t think there’s enough to hate about her for there to be much GOP opposition at this point.