Skip to comments.Kagan and the Military: What Really Happened
Posted on 05/10/2010 7:37:38 PM PDT by Nachum
With the announcement of Elena Kagan as nominee for the open seat on the Supreme Court, comments both sound and foolish are sure to flood the media. In the prior category is the observation that Ms. Kagan is a brilliant legal scholar with a superb record of service in the federal government and as a law school dean. In the foolish category, we are already hearing a replay of an attack critics used against her when she was being considered for her current position as solicitor general.
That attack goes something like this: During her time as dean of Harvard Law School (2003-2009), Ms. Kagan showed herself to be antimilitaryan extremist bent on harming the military's efforts to hire some of the best law school graduates in the country.
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This, under the reasoning of the wise and good who people the uppermost strata of Harvard University, is logical, and, for that reason, moral.
Revisionist history, chapter 4.
Once you grasp that, Harvard is very easy to understand.
So, essentially the story outs her as opposing “don’t ask don’t tell”. That’s better (sarc)
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When the HArvard Medical School whines and whimpers ‘poor mouth’ platitudes,my gag reflex begins to act up.
Harvard’s endowment fund is so large it could afford to give away the med school’s tuition (Free Tuition!) and the only impact on the endowment fund would be a slower rate of increase.
Compound interest starting in the time of Cotton Mather does that.
A great comment from the WSJ:
[I]f this the level of argument someone who “taught” Ms. Kagan can offer, doesn’t this say something (quite negative) about the type of argument that she will make if confirmed to the court?
Hardly on par with Justices like Roberts and Thomas, and not even in the same league as someone like Scalia...
There are smart people and idiots. The smart people think my pupil and I are wonderful. The idiots are the ones that disagree with me.
They think that Kagan hates the military. Sure, she tried to have them banned from campus the instant a lower court gave her a flimsy pretext to do so, even though their argument was absurd on the face of it, but when threatened with an inability to take taxpayer’s money, she folded.
So you see, she doesn’t hate America! She’ll gladly take our money.