"We're used to it by now..."
Nothing knocks a war off the front page quicker than a Supreme Court nomination hearing. These things inevitably turn into partisan shit-shows, with everybody throwing elbows at each other to get the best camera angle. Washington is not exactly filled with deep thinkers, so for days Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is forced to sit there and smile as a parade of grandstanding morons spew inane gibberish at her. After the speechifying, most of the questions they think to ask she won’t and cannot answer, which makes these things ever more pointless. She’s eminently qualified, and has more judicial experience than 43 of the last 58 justices to take the bench. She has more experience than current Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan and Amy Coney Barrett had, combined, at the time of their confirmation hearings. She’s also never been accused of getting all rapey at a kegger, or putting pubic hair on an employee’s Coke can, which is way cool.