A thought came to me today while thinking about the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings.
Sotomayor's supporters in the Senate talked extensively about her experience as a trial judge and lawyer as proof that she was qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. Yet, for the better part of a year, many of these same folks told us that experience didn't matter when picking a President.
Let's see...one is the most powerful person in the world for 4-8 years and can impact global events for years, including leading the world into war...and the other is one of the nine most powerful judges in the country and can shape legal opinions for decades, even centuries.
But experience is only important for the latter?