Roundup of zany reactions to Kagan nomination
Consistent with our solemn dedication here at Applesauce to keeping our Obamaphobic friends apprised of the latest goings-on in the loonier precincts of the blogosphere, we proudly present a wonderful collection of right-wing reactions to President Obama’s nomination of Elena Keegan to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Some of the following links have lots of links of their own, which means you can spend much of the afternoon reading some really astonishing stuff.
For example, there’s the argument that her failure to get a driver’s license until she was in her late 20’s “nicely captures Elena Kagan’s remoteness from the lives of most Americans.”
You might also get a kick out of the loaded question of whether “men [are] allowed to be nominated to the Supreme Court anymore,” which seemingly ignores the fact that 108 of the 111 justices who have served on the court have been men.
And then there’s my favorite: The claim that the Kagan nomination demonstrates Obama’s “brass-knuckles, Chicago-mobster mentality.” That one, believe it or not, comes from a Catholic group.
UPDATE: When you recover from reading all that material, you might want to readjust your brain with this long (4,500 words) and comparatively reliable PROFILE of Kagan.
UPDATE II: HuffPo is up with a NIFTY SLIDESHOW that covers Kagan reactions from the left and right alike — including one from Chuck Norris, the “actor” and famed legal scholar.
UPDATE III: Sen. Patrick Leahy SAYS Obama could nominate Moses the Law Giver, and Republicans would demand to see his birth certificate.