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Justice Elena Kagan

Same song, second verse. On May 27 of last year I wrote about Sonia Sotomayor and  named her as a Supreme Court justice well before the vote took place. Since that proved to be  a no-brainer decision, thought I would just repeat the process in what is proving to be an annual event for the President, the nomination of  a new member of the Supreme Court.

Today was the first day of the hearings, the most pro forma day I guess. What have we learned? Can’t  use the experience line that was used last year so the refreshing change is the phrase  de jour. Senator  Feinstein calls her brilliant and the President calls the arguments against her “thin gruel ,” whatever that is.

The President also rejected the contention that he was remaking the court to suit himself, citing two  interesting names who support Ms Kagan’s nomination. This is almost funny. One is Ted Olson, who one thinks would know better. The other is Kenneth Starr, yep that Kenneth Starr. Bet  Bill Clinton freaked when he heard that name from his past.

So, we can could  call it  a dog and pony show except  I like dogs too much. Or we could use Rush’s label. It will be the ” don’t ask, don’t tell” hearings. Better yet, call off the hearings, have the vote and get it over with. Might save some money that way. Still, it would be great if someone like Ann Coulter or even George Will were providing questions. Nice try Sen Sessions.

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June 28, 2010 - Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “thin gruel” ……someone said if Obama wanted “thick gruel” for him to go the Gulf of Mexico that there’s lots of “thick Gulf” around the Oil Spill site! That was a good slap in the face huh? LOL

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | June 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. Misprint above: Not “thick Gulf” but “thick gruel”

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | June 30, 2010 | Reply


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