Skip to comments.THE MYSTERY OF ELENA KAGAN
Posted on 05/11/2010 6:22:59 AM PDT by shortstop
Is she a lesbian?
Thats what America wants to know about Elena Kagan.
Is she queer.
No one will say that out loud, and Im not sure how much of it is more than basic curiosity, but it is the top thing on peoples minds.
How do I dare say that?
Because its the truth.
Throughout the day yesterday, I went to Google and typed in the words Elena Kagan. As I typed in more letters, and the predictive indicator tried to finish my phrase, it gave an insight into what America is looking for.
The predictive indicator takes your keystrokes and compares them against similar keystrokes people have already typed in and then, based on what others have searched, offers you the same thing.
It is, in effect, a running poll of what the millions and tens of millions of people online are thinking.
Through most of the day, these three words were in the top four suggestions from Google: Husband, married and personal life. Either husband or married was the top selection all day.
Further down the list there were things like Supreme Court, solicitor general, Harvard and law school grades.
But those were nothing compared to husband, married and personal life.
They wanted to know if she was gay.
Ive wondered why, and if there was any significance to it.
Did they wonder because of her looks?
It is harsh to say, but did America look at her grooming and personal appearance and see a stereotype?
If so, theres the potential for that to be cruelly and completely unfair.
But sometimes people look a certain way for a certain reason. There is an element of choice in some aspects of appearance, and while anyone can choose to groom and dress in any way they choose, sometimes in their choices there are messages conscious choices.
Some women look butch for a reason.
Others look the same way for no reason at all.
Thats what makes that whole judge-a-book-by-its-cover so unreliable.
Did they wonder because shes not married? Barack Obama has now nominated two single women to the court, which may be nothing more than a coincidence.
If America wanted to know if Elena Kagan is gay, what did it plan to do with the information? Was it plain curiosity, or was it an element in the formulation of their opinion of her?
Did folks want to find out if she was a lesbian because they didnt want a lesbian on the Supreme Court?
Theres no way to know.
CBS News famously posted a blog a few weeks ago which claimed, on the basis of sources at Harvard, that Elena Kagan was gay. The White House denied it and CBS apologized.
But what if the White House was wrong, what if she is gay?
Would that change support for her, one way or the other? Would it be relevant?
Well, it might be if the issue of gay marriage should ever find its way to the Supreme Court something which is possible and maybe even likely.
Should a gay justice be allowed to rule on gay marriage?
What about Dont Ask, Dont Tell? That program will face the Supreme Court eventually.
Further, if it were the case that Elena Kagan is a lesbian, would the concealment of that during the confirmation process be some act of fraud or deception?
People will have to decide.
Personally, I wouldnt be much bothered if she were gay. I would be very bothered if she were gay and hid it. Im willing to accept others, but Im not willing to be conned.
Either way, I think the nominee or the White House should directly, honestly and courteously address this issue. Because people are curious Google proves it.
Personally, I think presidents should be given wide latitude to appoint who they want. I dont think advise and consent should turn into a trump card.
But I believe the safeguard of Senate confirmation exists for a good reason, to assure the acceptability of nominees and the preservation of principle.
And with that understanding, I have reservations about Elena Kagan.
The first obvious one is her prejudice against the American military. As dean of the Harvard law school, she forbad military recruiters from coming on her campus or contacting her students. Many other college administrators did this at the same time as a protest against Dont Ask, Dont Tell and they all were wrong.
They all were despicable.
Barack Obama is replacing a World War 2 combat veteran with a justice who wouldnt even let the military on her law-school campus.
To me, that is a trumping disqualification.
Another problem I have is diversity. Not the fake diversity used by the liberals as an excuse to load their constituents with special favors.
Rather, Im bothered that the Supreme Court looks nothing like America not in its skin color, but in its cultural background.
With the appointment of Elena Kagan, the court would be comprised exclusively of Catholics and Jews. For the first time in history, there is not a single Protestant on the Supreme Court.
The largest religious demographic in the country is not on the high court. One of the smallest religious demographics Jews is dramatically over represented.
But we all knew that was coming.
What hasnt been pointed out is that, if Elena Kagan is confirmed, four of the nine justices will be from New York City.
All liberals, all from New York City. The city has 19 million people, in a nation of more than 300 million. In other words, New York City has 6 percent of the nations population and 40 percent of the seats on the Supreme Court.
Must be there arent any smart people anywhere else in the country. Must be the only place they can find big-government liberals for the court is within the five boroughs of the city of New York.
That doesnt look like America, it doesnt even sound like America.
But so it is.
Perish the thought!
Actually I was thinking why is Kevin James dressed in drag?
Then shut up Bob. You are part of the problem.
It’s pretty bad when Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the hottest female Supreme Court Justice.
Separated at birth.
“CBS News famously posted a blog a few weeks ago which claimed, on the basis of sources at Harvard, that Elena Kagan was gay. The White House denied it and CBS apologized.”
first she was “outed”,...then she was “in-ed”
Momma’s got a squeeze box, daddy never sleeps at night...
it goes in and out, and in and out, and in and out....
Are there any cows in Texas?
similarly, I was thinking why is Christopher Hitchens dressed in drag?
What bothers me is that six justices come from Harvard and three from Yale. There are no justices from outside the Ivy League. Jews, Catholics and Ivy Leaguers... Where is the diversity of thought and philosophy?
This woman is not a lesbian, she is a bull-dyke, Big difference.
I dont know why anybody is even asking this question. Of course not. She just has a LOT of very close girlfriends.
wolfman, could you explain the difference to we who are pretty out of it? (series)
Men fantasize about lesbians. If this woman showed up in a fantasy, one might as well jump into Lake Michigan in the middle of January.
I think she looks more like Chris Farley.
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