Friday, July 02, 2010

Specter Denounces Kagan Nomination

According to the San Francsico Chronicle:
"So far it's been a winning hand, but it's not been good for the country, the court or the Constitution, and certainly not the Congress," said Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., who opposed Kagan's confirmation as solicitor general 16 months ago when he was the committee's ranking Republican.

Specter, who may again oppose Kagan, said Thursday that the nominee uttered "pure prepared pabulum that comes right out of the White House murder boards." He said he was particularly upset because, in a 1995 law review article, Kagan lambasted the confirmation process as "vapid" because of the lack of specificity in nominees' answers.