How does he know this? The Associated Press reports:
Obama's top spokesman, Robert Gibbs, told reporters about Sotomayor: "I think she'd say that her word choice in 2001 was poor."If put to her directly, Sotomayor will be able to answer that question soon enough. Tomorrow she begins several rounds of face-to-face meetings with senators - known as "courtesy calls" - that precede the Senate confirmation hearings the Obama administration hopes will begin in July.
Gibbs, however, said he did not hear that from Sotomayor directly. He said he learned it from people who had talked to her, and he did not identify who those people were. Sotomayor herself has made no public statements since her nomination became official Tuesday and was not reachable for comment.
She is also busy completing an extensive questionnaire that she'll need to return to the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to the hearings. What are the questions she'll be answering? My colleague Robert Longley, Guide to US Government Info, takes a look at the 10-page document and provides a link to the actual questionnaire.