ms kagen was confirmed with the lowest senate tally ever for a dem nominee
This was going to happen any way She doesn't change the balance of the court either. She's a liberal replacing a liberal. However, I hope she will be more logical and less bias than her predecessor. Who knows? Maybe she will surprise us all and rule according to Law and not according to her politics. I think we should reserve judgement until we have seen her ruling on issues.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
she also has the lowest approval rating across the electorate (44%) of any confirmee since as far back as gallup will go
Americans Favor Confirming Kagan to High Court, 44% to 34%
part of what's bothering those who are troubled by ms kagan's selection (record numbers of americans and opposition senators), aside from her rather extreme views on partial birth abortion, gay marriage, military recruitment and her totally bizarre statement about banning books, is her propensity to look at legal questions thru an activist political lens, with a sharp focus on media reaction
In Elena Kagan's e-mails, politics often trumps policy - USATODAY.com
this politics-first approach, coupled with her lack of bench time, causes concern to many
referring to her boss, president clinton, sometime between 1996 and 1998, ms kagan wrote, "hasn't anyone told him not to believe our soundbites?"
if she doesn't believe her own talking points, why should anyone else?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)