Elena Kagan: Darling of the Left, Symbol of Hypocrisy

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Elena Kagan: Darling of the Left, Symbol of Hypocrisy

On August 7th, Elena Kagan became the newest member of the Supreme Court. Her confirmation battle was surprisingly uneventful. This is undoubtedly partly because she was well-coached by the Obama Administration and thus refused to commit herself to any controversial positions on issues likely to appear before that Court. Kagan’s easy confirmation was also, however, testament to the political cowardice of Republicans, who are unwilling to pick a fight with a female, Jewish lawyer of uncertain sexual orientation, because they would surely be called sexists, Anti-Semites, or homophobes if they did. Republicans ought to know by now, however, that all of these epithets will be hurled in their direction regardless of their behavior, and regardless of whether the charges have any merit, so those of us on the Right may as well speak our minds!

My point today, however, is not about Elena Kagan, whom I have nothing against, but about the leftist obsession with