Will Kagan be confirmed quickly?


Kevin JamesPresident Obama's selection of Elana Kagan for the next Supreme Court justice is a curious one — but I don't think she'll have trouble passing confirmation by the senate.

Curious because she is so young and has no judicial experience.  I know, I know — not all past justices on our nation's highest court had experience as a judge when they were nominated and they went on to be great justices.

But it just seems weird to me on two fronts.  First, she's single and there is no mention of any sort of romantic interest in her life.  Now I am not stupid and I understand that she doesn't need a man in her life to make her complete — but even a woman in her life — if she has an alternative life style then so be it, just be forthright about it.  (Of course that would drive the GOP senators NUTS!)  The other thing that makes me crazy is her uncanny resemblance to actor Kevin James — you know, King of Queens, Chuck and Larry, Paul Blart, yes, the comedian.  Take a look at that photo and tell me you don't see the resemblance.

But alas, she is Jewish, which never came out when the president nominated her for the position.  And for my part — my great prediction:  she passes confirmation with ease.

One thought on “Will Kagan be confirmed quickly?

  1. I got this from http://www.hourofthetime.com . What do you think of it?
    As more information emerges about this Kagan critter we find that in 1981, while attending Princeton University, she wrote a 134-page senior thesis entitled “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933″. In the document she is sympathetic to socialism and actually laments the fact that socialists and other radicals weren’t able to get their act together in the early 20th Century and take over the United States.
    “In our own times, a coherent socialist movement is nowhere to be found in the United States. Americans are more likely to speak of a golden past than of a golden future, of capitalism’s glories than of socialism’s greatness. Conformity overrides dissent; the desire to conserve has overwhelmed the urge to alter. Such a state of affairs cries out for explanation. Why, in a society by no means perfect, how has a radical party never attained the status of a major political force? Why, in particular did the socialist movement never become an alternative to the nation’s established parties? … The story is a sad but also a chastening one for those who, more than half a century after socialism’s decline, still wish to change America. Radicals have often succumbed to the devastating bane of sectarianism; it is easier, after all, to fight one’s fellows than it is to battle an entrenched and powerful foe. …American radicals cannot afford to become their own worst enemies. In unity lies their only hope.” — Elena Kagan, “To the Final Conflict: Socialism in New York City, 1900-1933″, (p.127,p.130)

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