In a nutshell here's the knock on Elena Kagan: never served on any bench, slim legal writings and yeah, she could be a lesbo (tho I doubt the latter only because in an era where some famous yahoo or wannabee famous yahoo is "coming out" like every week, if Kagan was gay I think it would've been confirmed by someone by now). But then, for conservatives there are some pluses: Kagan has gone on record saying that she doesn't believe that there is a constitutional right to gay marriage, she encouraged Bill Clinton to support a compromise ban on late-term abortions and she has stated on record that terrorist detainees don't have an automatic right to due process. Sure, she's an Obama crony and sure Barry didn't seem to think that there were any Black judges good enough to be considered for a SCOTUS nominee, but altogether Barry certainly could've done a lot worse and hey, the fact that Kagan's catching more flak from the Left then the Right can't be bad news either..Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan describes herself an "open minded person, a fair person" and pledges to "faithfully apply the law and do the best I can to decide it in the right way," in a new video posted Tuesday on the White House website.
The White House uses the video to offer another side about President Obama's choice to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens to the Court. Kagan talks about her childhood in New York, education at Harvard Law School, time as a clerk for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, dean of Harvard Law School, and her current role as solicitor general.
The video is narrated by the 50-year-old Kagan, and features still photographs of her during various different times in her life, and video from Monday's announcement of her nomination at the White House.