Quotes of the day

posted at 11:05 pm on May 12, 2010 by Allahpundit

Conservative critics have derided her as antimilitary and have predicted she would be an “activist judge’’ bent on imposing her personal views on the Constitution. At least one Republican senator has vowed to block her confirmation because of her 2004 move to prevent the military from officially recruiting Harvard Law students — a decision she was later forced to reverse under the threat of federal sanctions.

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Capt. Kyle Scherer, 25, who graduated from the law school last year and is now a military intelligence officer with the Army in Afghanistan, said by phone last month from Kabul that Ms. Kagan always supported students interested in the military. When recruiters came on campus, Ms. Kagan would send out e-mail messages, saying, in effect, “we distinguish between those who serve their country and the discriminatory policy under which they serve.”

Last year, when he was promoted from first lieutenant to captain in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he invited her to the ceremony and gave her the honor of pinning his captain’s bars on his shoulder.

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In part because of these connections, still more because of the vital role the military plays in the well-being of our country, I have been been grieved in recent years to find your world and mine, the U.S. military and U.S. law schools, at odds indeed, facing each other in court – on one issue. That issue is the military’s don’t-ask don’t-tell policy. Law schools, including mine, believe that employment opportunities should extend to all their students, regardless of their race or sex or sexual orientation. And I personally believe that the exclusion of gays and lesbians from the military is both unjust and unwise. I wish devoutly that these Americans too could join this noblest of all professions and serve their country in this most important of all ways.

But I would regret very much if anyone thought that the disagreement between American law schools and the US military extended beyond this single issue. It
does not. And I would regret still more if that disagreement created any broader chasm between law schools and the military. It must not. It must not because of what we, like all Americans, owe to you. And it must not because of what I am going to talk with you about tonight – because of the deep, the fundamental, the necessary connection between military leadership and law. That connection makes it imperative that we – military leaders and legal educators – join hands and be partners.


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In other news that Hot Air will never print…..

Sarah Palin was in Chicago tonight for 2 events. One a $25,000 a plate GOP fundraiser..sold out.. She wowed ‘em

Seconds was sell out crowd.

She ripped Obama to shreds and then went after the High School that’s not letting the girls go to Arizona. “Them’s Fightin’ Words!!!”

Between her speech and her tweets asking why it was OK to go to China not AZ this stuff was epic.

Of course, Allah is too busy shilling for Willard Romney who doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in Phoenix on a summer day of ever being POTUS.

Palin’s the only one in the party that has a lick of backbone!

gary4205 on May 13, 2010 at 2:30 AM

This WINO (woman in name only) is no more pro-military than Maobama.
End of story.
She needs to be Borked big time!

Jenfidel on May 13, 2010 at 1:05 AM

Borked refers to blocking an eminently qualified nominee to the Supreme Court. Kagan is not qualified enough to be borked.

Slowburn on May 13, 2010 at 2:44 AM

Sounds good. Prior judicial decisions were also a central issue in Rehnquist’s confirmation hearings.

crr6 on May 12, 2010 at 11:19 PM

John Marshall, William Rehnquist, Louis Brandeis, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, Harlan Fiske Stone, Robert Jackson, Felix Frankfurter, Joseph Story and Roger Taney.

This roster of Supreme Court justices — rated by legal experts and historians as among the greatest or most influential jurists in the court’s history — had one thing in common with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan: None had ever served as a judge prior to becoming a justice on the nation’s highest court.

Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37072697/ns/politics-supreme_court/#ixzz0nnKrJAes

crr6: you are an idiot of the highest order…

Khun Joe on May 13, 2010 at 4:07 AM

Zing!

Lanceman on May 13, 2010 at 4:52 AM

She seems to be pro-military when its good to be for the military and anti-military when its good to be against the military.

Hardly what you want in a judge! more like a cheerleader, no?

Lonetown on May 13, 2010 at 5:09 AM

Heres a case,Supreme Court,with Elan Kagan arguing.
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Transcript of Supreme Court Hearing On Sarbox

http://www.scribd.com/doc/23852025/Transcript-of-Supreme-Court-Hearing-On-Sarbox

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 5:53 AM

Bruce Reed Collection – Elena Kagan

The Clinton Library has identified and scanned previously released records related to Elena Kagan in the files of Bruce Reed, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. These records related to Elena Kagan were located in the Subject File Series, Welfare Reform Series, and Crime Series. This material is limited to what has been currently identified and should not be considered comprehensive. These records can be defined as material authored/co-authored by Kagan or sent to Kagan. These records consist of memoranda, emails, notes, and clippings. In addition to these documents, ten folders related to Native Americans from the Domestic Policy files of Elena Kagan have been released as part of FOIA case 2006-0197-F (Native Americans segment 3). These folders are currently available in the research room at the Clinton Presidential Library and will be posted on this website in the near future.
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http://www.clintonlibrary.gov/textual-Kagan-BruceReed.htm

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 6:27 AM

This is a lifetime appointment, her lacking a paper trail makes me very nervous to put someone in there based on anecdotal stories and assurances that she is really smart.

rob verdi on May 13, 2010 at 6:32 AM

hm mm. thanks ap

ted c on May 13, 2010 at 6:55 AM

this is Obama’s harriet Myers. If the right were smart they would attack with both barrels.

unseen on May 13, 2010 at 7:19 AM

Why are all liberalsocialist women ugly?

unseen on May 13, 2010 at 7:39 AM

Early morning comedy,watch the video at ACE’s site!!
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Drunk Germans + Playground Toy + Motorcycle = Awesome FAIL

http://www.ace.mu.nu/

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 7:42 AM

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 6:27 AM

good job C

cmsinaz on May 13, 2010 at 7:42 AM

Why are all liberalsocialist women ugly?

unseen on May 13, 2010 at 7:39 AM

unseen: Me thinks,it goes in this order!

Large,wants to be in-charge,and total control!!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 7:45 AM

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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good job C

cmsinaz on May 13, 2010 at 7:42 AM

cmsinaz: Thank-you,I will be glad when she’s finally
torpedoed,so I can catch up on some sleep!!:)

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM

Maybe she just has a thing for men in uniforms.
After all, she’s not gay./

Disturb the Universe on May 13, 2010 at 8:02 AM

Sounds good. Prior judicial decisions were also a central issue in Rehnquist’s confirmation hearings.

crr6 on May 12, 2010 at 11:19 PM

John Marshall, William Rehnquist, Louis Brandeis, Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, Harlan Fiske Stone, Robert Jackson, Felix Frankfurter, Joseph Story and Roger Taney.

This roster of Supreme Court justices — rated by legal experts and historians as among the greatest or most influential jurists in the court’s history — had one thing in common with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan: None had ever served as a judge prior to becoming a justice on the nation’s highest court.

Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/37072697/ns/politics-supreme_court/#ixzz0nnKrJAes

crr6: you are an idiot of the highest order…

Khun Joe on May 13, 2010 at 4:07 AM

PWNED.

fossten on May 13, 2010 at 8:04 AM

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM

yepper, let me get you another cup of coffee :)

cmsinaz on May 13, 2010 at 8:05 AM

“That issue is the military’s don’t-ask don’t-tell policy.”

It’s not the military’s policy. It’s the President’s and Congress’. In fact, it was Bill Clinton’s policy, but that didn’t stop her from working for him.

That’s like saying the Dept. of Agriculture legislated farm subsidies.

Obama, Pelosi and Reid can vote on this tomorrow. They simply don’t want to be held accountable. Kagan sounds like she would relief them from the burden of doing their jobs by suddenly “discovering” it in the Constitution. Which is just another way to short-circuit the People and steal self-government from us.

Noel on May 13, 2010 at 8:21 AM

I know the attitude of law school elites and it is anti military for many more reasons than just the don’t ask don’t tell. It is using that policy as a cat’s paw to end recruiting, but if it was not that policy these liberals would find a hundred other reasons not to allow recruiting. And were it not for the Solomon Amendment there’d be no recruiting at these extreme liberal institutions.

eaglewingz08 on May 13, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Not likeing the military is one thing, we all know we need a strong military. Her big problem is not likeing the 1st amendment and wanting to change it so that someone in govmint gets to decide if what you say is good enought to be heard. Welcome to Venezuela.

Kissmygrits on May 13, 2010 at 8:41 AM

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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yepper, let me get you another cup of coffee :)

cmsinaz on May 13, 2010 at 8:05 AM

cmsinaz:)

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Thanks for the links.

Baxter Greene on May 13, 2010 at 1:01 AM

Baxter Greene:)

canopfor on May 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM

You can’t serve on a submarine it you’re 6’9″. When’s someone gonna raise he11 about that? Why are military recruiters allowed on campus when the represent knuckle-dragging heightist policies?

Akzed on May 13, 2010 at 9:39 AM

Why are all liberalsocialist women ugly?

unseen on May 13, 2010 at 7:39 AM

.
Q: What’s the difference between a liberal woman and a catfish?
A: One of them has whiskers and smells like fish, and the other one lives in water.

mrt721 on May 13, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Her looks are nothing that 1 minute to closing time at a bar and 6 12 18 24 highballs couldn’t fix.
MB4 on May 13, 2010 at 12:01 AM

But that morning after when you look ought to be a doosie! :)

Dire Straits on May 13, 2010 at 12:07 AM

Gentlemen, I believe that’s what you call “coyote ugly”.

red winger on May 13, 2010 at 12:24 AM

If you’re an ice road trucker, or working on a pipe line in Alaska, it beats snuggling up to a walrus, but not by much.

Cybergeezer on May 13, 2010 at 10:02 AM

For someone who certainly, most definately isn’t gay, Kagan sure has set about making gay equality in the military her life’s mission.

OxyCon on May 13, 2010 at 12:01 PM

crr6: you are an idiot of the highest order…

Khun Joe on May 13, 2010 at 4:07 AM

PWNED.

fossten on May 13, 2010 at 8:04 AM

No, actually. My post was a joke, meant to point out that Kagan not having judicial experience is nothing new (because Rehnquist didn’t either). Sorry you both missed it.

PWNED!

crr6 on May 13, 2010 at 6:00 PM

A joke CRR6? Suuuuure it was.

Hard Right on May 13, 2010 at 7:24 PM

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