Tuesday, May 18, 2010


...Elena Kagan.

Given the choices "available" to the current POTUS, and given his ideological leanings, Solicitor General Kagan might very well be the least damaging pick possible.

I have it on pretty good authority that Ms. Kagan is, at least, a reasonable person of good temperament. She may not be "a wise Latina", but at least she isn't "a wise Latina". By this I mean that she doesn't have any overt, documented prejudices, EXCEPT FOR HER AVERSION TO OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. With this being said, she is not currently a swing vote. She is likely amenable to a good argument. She is hopefully able to be swayed to our side with solid cases and good presentation.

I say grill her to get her on record about the things important to us, but confirm her. There are much worse choices out there that could be in the hot seat instead.




Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

I don't know how much of this is rumor, but I heard that she is willing to be guided by decisions from foreign courts more than the Constitution. And yes, she has espoused many gun control laws, and would no doubt have seen that D.C.'s total gun ban stayed in effect.

Newbius said...


The source is solid. Can't say more.

Given the other likely choices, our options are to press for a filibuster, or concede that the votes are there and accept a less-than-optimal pick who nonetheless is better than we should expect from the current Administration.