What’s even better than a Chief Executive who’s never held a real job? How about a Supreme Court justice with no bench experience?
Honestly, folks, do you think I could make this stuff up?
Kagan may have had a sterling reputation as a law school dean, but as a jurist, she’s a mediocrity simply on the basis that she has no experience at all in that position. There is an argument to be made to appoint people outside of the realm of judges to the Supreme Court to get real-world perspective (the Constitution doesn’t require that an appointee be an attorney, let alone a judge), but very few people would look at Kagan’s career as anything but academic and insider politics. While Kagan may be the least objectionable of Obama’s potential appointees, the truth is that she’s a lot like Obama — an academic with no experience for the position she seeks, with a profound lack of intellectual work in her CV. Republicans who oppose Kagan should focus on those shortcomings.
Legal Insurrection (a real lawyer) says seating her will effectively kill the same sex marriage issue, at least legally.
And Stacy inquires about her right to life beliefs.
There will be more questions in the days to come…