"The better to chew you out my dear. "
From CNN.com article yesterday (n.b. Kar is a former law clerk and the bully comment is not just limited to conservatives)
Conservatives argue Sotomayor has a "hard-left record" and believes that judges should consider experiences of women and minorities in their decision-making. They also described her as a "bully" who "abuses lawyers."
Asked about allegations that she tends to be prickly with her colleagues, Kar said, "I would say no to that. What I would say is that she has a reputation for being prickly on the bench, which is a bit different."