Monday, May 10, 2010

Obama Nominates Moderate to Supreme Court--Hey Buddy, Wanna Buy a Bridge?

WEEI talk hosts Dennis & Callahan this morning reported that "Chaz Bono" was nominated to the Supreme Court. It turned out, however, that it was her possible doppelganger, Elana Kagan, currently U.S. Solicitor General and formerly Harvard Law School dean (where she famously barred military recruiters from the campus). The media as expected is falling over itself to describe her as a moderate, but any reasonable person knows that assertion is totally bogus. Moreover, as many have or will be noting, she has no experience as a judge or in private law practice.

In general, wouldn't it--for once--be worth considering a qualified legal practitioner for the High Court who has real-world rather, than Ivy-world, experience?