Milbank highlights Sotomayor's "blink rate"

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From the July 15 edition of NPR's Morning Edition:

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From Milbank's July 15 column, "Grasping at Nunchucks in the Hearing Room":

One slip of the tongue could doom her otherwise secure appointment -- and the pressure to avoid error was evident in her eyelids. When Leahy asked her to explain her controversial remark about the superior judgment of a wise Latina woman, she blinked no fewer than 247 times during her answer. When Sessions asked her about the same remark, she blinked an additional 146 times. Her overall blink rate appeared to be between 90 and 100 per minute in the morning, calming to about 50 in the afternoon.

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