No it’s not funny

Stacy I love ya, you are my friend but that's not funny any more than a black man dressed in a Klan Robe would be funny. Ok bad example but it's still bad form. I know Pam put it up first in context to her critique but I think it's a real jump here. It … Continue reading No it’s not funny

The Kagan vote of Arlen Specter will be quite interesting

Glenn Reynolds links to this post at Cato concerning Specter's questioning of Kagan and dissatisfaction with her answers. The most memorable part of today’s first session of questioning (9am till after 1pm) was undoubtedly Arlen Specter pressing the nominee to answer questions about various lawsuits of special concern to him ... Specter was extremely dissatisfied, … Continue reading The Kagan vote of Arlen Specter will be quite interesting

Billy has a fair question and I’m going to answer it now

I was approving comments today and a fellow named Billy asked what I think is a very fair question: If “Kagan has to stand or fall on her record,” why has every single one of your posts about her been related to her sexual orientation? It's a good point worth answering, particularly since I've claimed … Continue reading Billy has a fair question and I’m going to answer it now

Apparently that was the plan…

Gay rights groups are apparently hitting the WSJ over the softball picture. Pat Buchanan talked about what playing softball meant, I guess I AM a naif, I've never ever heard of Softball=lesbian. This is Massachusetts, Baseball and the Red Sox are practically the 8th sacrament. Oh and Joe agrees with me, I like the batting … Continue reading Apparently that was the plan…

I must be naif

...but I've never heard playing softball being a sign of being a lesbian. If that is the case then there are a bunch of lesbian leagues in Massachusetts that a bunch of guys are playing on. But between the politico article and Sullivan's latest I must conclude that this is all about making it a … Continue reading I must be naif

Mother Jones made me laugh…

with this article concerning Elena Kagan: Gossiping about the sexuality of Washington powerbrokers has become sort of a national pastime. But the stakes—and the vitriol—seem to go up substantially when powerful women crash the beltway frat party. And while Sullivan might think that sexual orientation has become as bland a biographical detail as Jewishness, the … Continue reading Mother Jones made me laugh…

Does the White House have a cunning plan?

Taking another look at Gibbs' feigned outrage I wonder if the White House plan is to feign outrage in order to make it a moral imperative of "fairness" to rush Kagan through to keep her from improper personal questions. I certainly don't care who she is sleeping with but I sure would like to know … Continue reading Does the White House have a cunning plan?

All this silence on Kagen reminds me of a story…

...from my youth. My mother is a strong willed Sicilian woman who although she had many diplomatic skills was also blunt when asked a direct question. This bluntness made her more than a few enemies. There is one in particular that comes to mind, I won't quote the name as the woman in question is … Continue reading All this silence on Kagen reminds me of a story…

Robert Stacy & Cynthia Yockey not withstanding…

...I don't know Elena Kagan personally, never met her, never really followed her. I don't know if she is a lesbian or not and frankly don't care. It seems to be an "open secret" but I've never really gone for "open secret" stuff. If she wants to declare her sexual preference that's fine, if not … Continue reading Robert Stacy & Cynthia Yockey not withstanding…

Do you know what really bothers me about Elena Kagan?

No it has nothing to do with who she sleeps with. She is nearly 50. I'm about to turn 47 next week. In 2008 we had the first presidential candidate (Sarah Palin) who was younger than me. If we have the first supreme court nominee who is younger than me that proves I'm old and … Continue reading Do you know what really bothers me about Elena Kagan?