But let's be clear about Kagan. She says she reveres the very people whom she sought to treat as second class, while she rubbed elbows with powerful Democrats (and Republicans) who pushed the policy she found to be unjust.
Then when the policy was bad for her career, she trumpeted the many ways that she worked to get around it - why recruitment even went up.
Think about it. This was the cause that the cautious Kagan embraced, she signed an amicus brief on the issue, she put Harvard Law School on the line - all for a vapid, hollow gesture. But if she wins a spot on the big bench, where she doesn't need to win votes or to persuade nonbelievers, it won't be a charade anymore.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Debra J. Saunders writes: