Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News host who opposes affirmative action, was "pumped" to hear news of the Sotomayor selection:

"This is as important to us as Obama was to the African American community. I have goosebumps," says Rivera, 65, born to a Catholic, Puerto Rican father and Jewish mother. He defines himself as the former. ... "It finally happened. Wow. Look how the Puerto Rican community came up with someone so world-class," says Rivera of Sotomayor.... The nomination of Sotomayer will help dispel, in Rivera's view, "the whole poverty-pimp mentality that afflicts the Puerto Rican community in New York. Elected officials go around blaming 'the man.'"

Who will be the first Republican to call Geraldo a racist?

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