This article by Washington Post Charles Krauthammer says it perfectly.
Charles Krauthammer : Sotomayor: Criticize, then Confirm - Townhall.com
I'm not sure I agree with his assertion that Republicans should go ahead and vote to confirm her, though. My feeling is, if anyone feels she shouldn't be on the court, they should vote to filibuster, or if that doesn't work, vote no.
In my opinion, Frank Ricci's story puts up a red flag for Sotomayor, one big enough to keep her off the court.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.