Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings Finally Talk About Serious Business

During Elena Kagan's Supreme Court confirmation hearings this morning, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), decided to open her remarks with a question about The Most Pressing Issue Of Our Time (This Week): Team Edward or Team Jacob? One wonders if Klobuchar lost a particularly grueling game of Truth Or Dare that ensued during the Eclipse-premiere-occasioned sleepover she talked about hosting at at her house last night, and thus felt forced to ask that question for the benefit of the C-Span-watching hordes (and her daughters). Kagan demurred, instead uttering a sorta-strident "I wish you wouldn't" that sounded like her pledge of allegiance to Team I Am So Embarrassed For You As A Fellow Woman In Politics. [Via]

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DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

That sound is the sound of me stabbing myself in the eye with a fork.

garge (#736)

I am only disappointed that I cannot have an informed opinion, as I have not seen any of them yet. So I still don't know what to make of this Kagan girl.

Atencio (#399)

Wow. What an amazingly poor choice on just about every conceivable level.

deepomega (#1,720)

I'm sold on her from this alone. Team Jurisprudence!

She is SO out of there!

HiredGoons (#603)

*slide whistle

dado (#102)

She then followed up with "great taste?" or "less filling?"

roboloki (#1,724)

i feel abe's input is needed here.

Neopythia (#353)


Mr. Bovary (#4,993)

Minnesota produces some strange political birds.

I would have asked: spanx or briefs?

hockeymom (#143)

I KNOW…between this and Franken doing his little sketches, Bachmann ends up looking good.

Wait. No she doesn't. She's still a douche.

Crantastical (#4,127)

She couldn't ask her about vagazzling?

MikeBarthel (#1,884)

I know I shouldn't be OK with this but I kind of love it more than words can express. Here's hoping the future litmus test for SCOTUS nominees will be "Van Halen or Van Hagar?"

I bet you Scalia is a Van Halen III man.

MikeBarthel (#1,884)


Roberts likes 1984, Kennedy's is For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, Ginsburg digs OU812, and Stevens only cranks VHI.

HiredGoons (#603)

She's team Bella.

lbf (#2,343)

She knows she's got a 30+ year career in the Senate if she wants it. Being a non-dumb DFL senator is as much of a lifetime appointment as SCOTUS.

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