Monday, May 17, 2010

For this White House nothing beats "a blank slate - loyal, seemingly principle-free...careerist" for the Supreme Court

“Nothing is a better fit for this administration than a blank slate… loyal, seemingly principle-free, (a) careerist who… as the Obama Administration’s lawyer vigorously defending every one of his assertions of extremely broad executive authority.” That heads-up comes from Glenn Greenwald, a hard-left blogger on none other than, who happens to a constitutional lawyer.

While more cautious, conservative blogger William Jacobson, a Cornell University law professor warns “because this is a lifetime appointment you want to know what you are getting. She does not have a long history of writing (and) that’s a big problem… there are more unknowns about her than most nominees.”

The she in all this is Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Given the Obama Administration is far from conservative or American-traditional, and has been very left in its approach to federal governance, that suggests Greenwald’s statement about Kagan, Obama’s latest nominee, may be a bulls-eye.

How did Elena Kagan get into her current White House assignment and with that close proximity gain his nomination?

Here too another constitutional law professor spills the beans.

Boston College’s Kent Greenfield said about Kagan “… she is far from an outsider… she is in the mainstream of the Democratic establishment.” Let’s be clear. That’s party – not philosophy.

All of which prompts me, and perhaps you too, to pause and go back above to reread the flag warnings of both liberal and conservative bloggers.

On reread, one can more likely conclude that President Obama has indeed sent a stealth nominee to the U. S. Senate. And, he has done so while his party still controls the hearings and process.

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