Breaking: Elena Kagan confirmed for the Supreme Court
With five Republicans voting for her and one Democrat voting against her, the horrifically ignorant-of-the-intent-of-the-Constitution Elena Kagan was confirmed to the US Supreme Court this afternoon.
I have argued repeatedly in the past that elections have consequences and that Supreme Court nominees should be approved even by the opposition party if their only real gripe is a modest or even somewhat immodest difference in overall political leaning. But regardless of the party of the president who nominates someone, a person who is either unqualified (Harriet Miers), irredeemably biased (Sonia Sotomayor), or shows an utter disregard for the plain language of the Constitution (Elena Kagan), should be blocked from taking a seat on any federal bench, much less the most important court in the world.
At least she can't be too much worse than the man she's replacing.
Still, Kagan is the best argument yet as far as nominations go (though Donald Berwick is a pretty close second) against Barack Obama's re-election in 2012. Too bad she'll be around long after The One has departed.
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