Ok, so we’ve survived the first two days of the mind numbing Elena Kagan Confirmation hearing. There have been no fireworks. Senators haven’t discovered a “smoking gun” e-mail. General Kagan hasn’t uttered a major gaffe.
It’s like watching paint dry. It’s too bad. The decision the Senate Judiciary Committee—and later the full Senate—will make one of the most critical decisions in the history of this nation. Elena Kagan is poised to take a permanent seat on a judicial body that could change American law for 20 or 30 years.
Yet, none lf us really knows if Kagan is lying thru her teeth---or if she is sincere in her testimony. Will she tell the Judiciary Committee what it wants to hear, in an effort to secure confirmation? After confirmation, will she reverse field and return to her activist role?
It turns out we can’t trust Elena Kagan—or any Supreme Court nominee. The process we are witnessing is nothing more than a “dog and pony show”. We need a better way of confirming judges and Justices—especially for a lifetime appointment.