Friday, July 02, 2010

Kagan Failed Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Which is why I agree with Ann Althouse, that no major news organization or website has posted a transcript. Had she not embarrassed her supporters with her Uriah Heepish "modesty" and inability to admit that her memo in her own handwriting reflected her thoughts, her inability to rule out legislating vegetable portions, her failure to imagine a role for a justice in weighing the spirit of the law against the letter of the law, her strange way to express her love for the US military by banning official recruiting at the career center, etc. you might have been able to read her testimony for free in the so-called "newspaper of record."

But you can't--and that tells a tale of shame. The mainstream media is embarrassed that their "smart" Dean of Harvard Law School was clearly senators from Alabama and Oklahoma! Which is why Senators Specter, McConnell and Hatch are no longer afraid to oppose her nomination. If the Republicans buy ads over the 4th of July weekend, they might be able to defeat her nomination by peeling off a handful of pro-life, pro-gun, pro-dinner without vegetables senators...especially now that Rush Limbaugh has called for a filibuster.

On the other hand, you can still pay to read Senate Judiciary Committee transcripts, on the Federal News Service website:

Turns out that hearings aren't always a sham...

UPDATE: I'm not the only one to think she "failed"...Here's an interview with Sen. Sessions from CBS News, titled: "Sessions: Kagan Failed Her Own Test."