Jillian Bandes
Specter "applauds the nomination of Judge Sotomayor. If confirmed she would bring an excellent record to the court, as well as needed diversity."

Via Specter's Twitter feed.

UPDATE: Is one's Twitter feed a little more honest than one's official response? In a statement, Specter was more cautious, saying that the nominee needs some vetting:
"I applaud the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Her confirmation would add needed diversity in two ways: the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the high court. While her record suggests excellent educational and professional qualifications, now it is up to the Senate to discharge its constitutional duty for a full and fair confirmation process.

Jillian Bandes

Jillian Bandes is the National Political Reporter for Townhall.com