If you build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
If you set a man on fire, he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
I think someone with a background other than a judge would be refreshing. Justices from all sorts of backgrounds have gone on to be effective at their job.
The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
It amazes me that critics of Kagan are so up in arms about her lack of experience as judicial offical and yet completely ignore the political powers she wishes to give to the office of the President and thus give more limits to Congress. That, to me, is by far scarier than any lack of experience.
No way would I agree with her appointment even if Hell froze over, pigs started flying and she was Mrs. Clause up at the North Pole. She has minimal experience as a judge, she would wipe her ass with constitution before actually reading it and falsified a document by changing what it said. Is this loony-bin-escapee really someone we want in our Supreme Court? My answer is a resounding, "NO!"