Elena Kagan, Gay Justice?

Gene Lalor | May 11, 2010 

Just as it was with Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as replacement for SCOTUS Associate Justice John Paul Stevens was a done deal as soon as President Obama nominated her.  Kagan, Elena Kagan a Janet Napolitano lookalike,Secretary Janet Napolitano is a shoo-in. 

The Democrat Party’s 59 seat Senate majority insures it.  Republicans would need an unlikely unanimous agreement of its 41 members to filibuster her nomination.

In addition, Sotomayor was a woman and a Hispanic, Kagan is a woman and, apparently, a lesbian.  What else did they need going for them?  It was payback time in both instances. Two prime Obamian constituencies were in line for some recognition, the Hispanic-Latino community and the gay-lesbian community, and they’ve now gotten it.

However, why the White House became all exercised over a CBS online story that outed Kagan as “the first openly gay justice” was baffling when it hit the fan three weeks ago: Then she was only on the list of possible nominees and not yet even on the short list but why all the perturbation? 

Did the Obamians consider open or hidden lesbianism a negative?

It would seem so since an administration official pointedly denied the allegation even though the CBS reporter, Ben Domenech, contended, “I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted–odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles.”

No matter.  As expected, CBS eventually caved and pulled the article: http://tiny.cc/j7ea5

The point is, Why all the hullabaloo?  Obama has made no bones about his affection for the homosexual community which wholeheartedly supported him in 2008 in part on Obama’s promise to move to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.  He hasn’t made that move as yet and probably won’t until after November so he had to give the gays something substantive to keep them quiet until then.

Elena Kagan should fill that policy gap very nicely.

Yet, still, it all comes back to the needless denials of Kagan’s sexual proclivities.  Is it not insulting to that 1% of the population to attempt to conceal Kagan’s lesbianism?  Shouldn’t this ultra-liberal president and his extremist administration be trumpeting Kagan’s love life with her allegedly “well known” Harvard “partner?”

(You’ve got to love that neutral term, “partner.”  It makes the relationships of homosexual lovers seem like a business arrangement or makes one think of the Lone Ranger and Tonto or Batman and Robin.)

In any event, the hearings will go on as scheduled and hopefully will focus on more substantive issues such as Kagan’s lack of judicial experience, her obvious disdain for all things military, her leftist connections, her lack of impartiality, and her minimalist approach to legal writings.

Still, she will be confirmed before the Court reconvenes in October and her “lesbian connection” probably won’t be a point of contention. 

The good news is that she will be replacing Stevens, another Supreme Court liberal.  The bad news is that she’s only 50 and will be getting a lifetime appointment.

I wonder what conservative Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justices Thomas, Scalia, and Alito will think when Justice Kagan and her partner dance cheek to cheek at the first SCOTUS soiree next fall.  Will they ask to cut in? 


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Elena Kagan, Gay Justice?

Gene Lalor | May 11, 2010 

Just as it was with Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as replacement for SCOTUS Associate Justice John Paul Stevens was a done deal as soon as President Obama nominated her.  Kagan, Elena Kagan a Janet Napolitano lookalike,Secretary Janet Napolitano is a shoo-in. 

The Democrat Party’s 59 seat Senate majority insures it.  Republicans would need an unlikely unanimous agreement of its 41 members to filibuster her nomination.

In addition, Sotomayor was a woman and a Hispanic, Kagan is a woman and, apparently, a lesbian.  What else did they need going for them?  It was payback time in both instances. Two prime Obamian constituencies were in line for some recognition, the Hispanic-Latino community and the gay-lesbian community, and they’ve now gotten it.

However, why the White House became all exercised over a CBS online story that outed Kagan as “the first openly gay justice” was baffling when it hit the fan three weeks ago: Then she was only on the list of possible nominees and not yet even on the short list but why all the perturbation? 

Did the Obamians consider open or hidden lesbianism a negative?

It would seem so since an administration official pointedly denied the allegation even though the CBS reporter, Ben Domenech, contended, “I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted–odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles.”

No matter.  As expected, CBS eventually caved and pulled the article: http://tiny.cc/j7ea5

The point is, Why all the hullabaloo?  Obama has made no bones about his affection for the homosexual community which wholeheartedly supported him in 2008 in part on Obama’s promise to move to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.  He hasn’t made that move as yet and probably won’t until after November so he had to give the gays something substantive to keep them quiet until then.

Elena Kagan should fill that policy gap very nicely.

Yet, still, it all comes back to the needless denials of Kagan’s sexual proclivities.  Is it not insulting to that 1% of the population to attempt to conceal Kagan’s lesbianism?  Shouldn’t this ultra-liberal president and his extremist administration be trumpeting Kagan’s love life with her allegedly “well known” Harvard “partner?”

(You’ve got to love that neutral term, “partner.”  It makes the relationships of homosexual lovers seem like a business arrangement or makes one think of the Lone Ranger and Tonto or Batman and Robin.)

In any event, the hearings will go on as scheduled and hopefully will focus on more substantive issues such as Kagan’s lack of judicial experience, her obvious disdain for all things military, her leftist connections, her lack of impartiality, and her minimalist approach to legal writings.

Still, she will be confirmed before the Court reconvenes in October and her “lesbian connection” probably won’t be a point of contention. 

The good news is that she will be replacing Stevens, another Supreme Court liberal.  The bad news is that she’s only 50 and will be getting a lifetime appointment.

I wonder what conservative Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justices Thomas, Scalia, and Alito will think when Justice Kagan and her partner dance cheek to cheek at the first SCOTUS soiree next fall.  Will they ask to cut in? 


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Elena Kagan, Gay Justice?

Gene Lalor | May 11, 2010 

Just as it was with Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan as replacement for SCOTUS Associate Justice John Paul Stevens was a done deal as soon as President Obama nominated her.  Kagan, Elena Kagan a Janet Napolitano lookalike,Secretary Janet Napolitano is a shoo-in. 

The Democrat Party’s 59 seat Senate majority insures it.  Republicans would need an unlikely unanimous agreement of its 41 members to filibuster her nomination.

In addition, Sotomayor was a woman and a Hispanic, Kagan is a woman and, apparently, a lesbian.  What else did they need going for them?  It was payback time in both instances. Two prime Obamian constituencies were in line for some recognition, the Hispanic-Latino community and the gay-lesbian community, and they’ve now gotten it.

However, why the White House became all exercised over a CBS online story that outed Kagan as “the first openly gay justice” was baffling when it hit the fan three weeks ago: Then she was only on the list of possible nominees and not yet even on the short list but why all the perturbation? 

Did the Obamians consider open or hidden lesbianism a negative?

It would seem so since an administration official pointedly denied the allegation even though the CBS reporter, Ben Domenech, contended, “I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted–odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles.”

No matter.  As expected, CBS eventually caved and pulled the article: http://tiny.cc/j7ea5

The point is, Why all the hullabaloo?  Obama has made no bones about his affection for the homosexual community which wholeheartedly supported him in 2008 in part on Obama’s promise to move to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.  He hasn’t made that move as yet and probably won’t until after November so he had to give the gays something substantive to keep them quiet until then.

Elena Kagan should fill that policy gap very nicely.

Yet, still, it all comes back to the needless denials of Kagan’s sexual proclivities.  Is it not insulting to that 1% of the population to attempt to conceal Kagan’s lesbianism?  Shouldn’t this ultra-liberal president and his extremist administration be trumpeting Kagan’s love life with her allegedly “well known” Harvard “partner?”

(You’ve got to love that neutral term, “partner.”  It makes the relationships of homosexual lovers seem like a business arrangement or makes one think of the Lone Ranger and Tonto or Batman and Robin.)

In any event, the hearings will go on as scheduled and hopefully will focus on more substantive issues such as Kagan’s lack of judicial experience, her obvious disdain for all things military, her leftist connections, her lack of impartiality, and her minimalist approach to legal writings.

Still, she will be confirmed before the Court reconvenes in October and her “lesbian connection” probably won’t be a point of contention. 

The good news is that she will be replacing Stevens, another Supreme Court liberal.  The bad news is that she’s only 50 and will be getting a lifetime appointment.

I wonder what conservative Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justices Thomas, Scalia, and Alito will think when Justice Kagan and her partner dance cheek to cheek at the first SCOTUS soiree next fall.  Will they ask to cut in? 


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