Sotomayor hearings: Silence on the subject
Sonia Sotomayor was in the middle of explaining her handling of a child pornography case when her microphone suddenly shut off, prompting confused looks all around.
“That was not a power from above,” Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) joked. “I have certain powers as chairman but not that one.”
The mike quickly came back to life, and Sotomayor continued.
— Kate Linthicum