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Monday, May 17, 2010

Is This the Best They Got?

Posted by on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM

The Senate's top Republican is criticizing Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan for backing limits on the ability of corporations and labor unions to influence elections.

Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says Kagan's argument in a Supreme Court case testing those restrictions was "troubling to those who cherish free speech."

Take note: Working in her official capacity to represent the government as solicitor general, Kagan was on the correct side of the worst ruling by the Supreme Court in recent memory. This will be an easy confirmation.


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Cato the Younger Younger 1
They're saving the video of Kagan eating out Janet Reno for the hearings this summer. It'll be C-SPAN's first Pay Per View hearing event.
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on May 17, 2010 at 2:16 PM · Report this
Joe Szilagyi 2
The only real threats left to her from any political standpoint (barring them finding something totally off the wall between now and a confirmation vote) is the grilling she'll get about the Harvard barring of military recruiters--the neocons are still up about that. After that, some social conservative may or may not bring up her personal life during the hearings, but I think that ship has sailed except for the extreme crazies.
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on May 17, 2010 at 2:18 PM · Report this
Doesn't she fall in line, at least on this issue, with most Americans, democrat and republican?
Posted by sanchez.el on May 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM · Report this
Vince 4
I have heard Republicant's say that barring recruiters at Harvard "during a time of war" put the nation at risk. This would be hilarious if it weren't so convoluted. The military's ban on gays led to the discharge of ten's of thousands of capable and trained individuals. What could be a greater risk to this nation's security? Fools!
Posted by Vince on May 17, 2010 at 2:30 PM · Report this
Vince 5
Oh, and it figures that a snake like McConnell would want to keep the corruption flowing in the guise of free speech.
Posted by Vince on May 17, 2010 at 2:32 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 6
that ruling pissed BHO so much that it likely led to Kagan's nomination. he could have kept her in reserve and nominated the Black/Native American Lesbian Marxist Atheist he'd originally planned on.
Posted by Max Solomon on May 17, 2010 at 2:56 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
@6 - why would a right-of-center President like Obama do that?
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 17, 2010 at 4:43 PM · Report this
Does anyone else have a strange desire to cause some form of severe bodily harm to Mitch McConnell after reading this?
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on May 18, 2010 at 10:24 AM · Report this

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