Elena Kagan: Well, That Looks Like My Handwriting On That Memo, But Gee I Don't Know What You're Talking About
The memo, reported yesterday by National Review, has caused a stir in conservative circles because it appeared that Kagan, then a White House policy aide, put words in the medical group’s mouth in order to soften its position on the controversial procedure. But when Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch brought the subject up with Kagan, he had a hard time getting her to admit that she did, in fact, write the document in question. “Did you write that memo?” Hatch asked. “Senator, with respect,” Kagan began, “I don’t think that that’s what happened — ” “Did you write that memo?” “I’m sorry — the memo which is?” “The memo that caused them to go back to the language of ‘medically necessary,’ which was the big issue to begin with — ” “Yes, well, I’ve seen the document — ” “But did you write it?” “The document is certainly in my handwriting.”Emphasis added. This is not just politics (which, for whatever reason, we're supposed to pretend we don't take into account). This is demonstrating a clear preference for deception over truth. The original shenanigans were the first proof of unethical and shady behavior. And now her Vinnie Barbarino act -- "What? Who? Where?" -- is further proof of her fundamental determination to lie and game the system. She is without candor -- a key prerequisite for a lifetime judicial appointment.
More at the link, via Gabe. Sounds like she got some interview prep from Hillary Clinton, who famously claimed she didn't remember Whitewater, despite having herself billed hours on it, because she only knew it by its three-letter billing code and never once heard the word "Whitewater."
1 Write? Did I put down all the ink molecules by hand? No.
Posted by: Elena Kagan at June 30, 2010 01:14 PM (G60Nl)
2 Alternate response:
“But did you write it?”
“That depends on what the definition of 'write' is.”
Posted by: shibumi at June 30, 2010 01:14 PM (OKZrE)
3 I fail to see what the issue is here.
Posted by: Andrew Sullivan, OBGYN at June 30, 2010 01:15 PM (qmecx)
4 Easy answer just like the last nominee. When penned down lie. There is no punishment for a commiecrat to lie. That only happens to Republicans.
Posted by: Vic at June 30, 2010 01:15 PM (6taRI)
5 Holy Crap! How can this woman get confirmed? (That's a rhetorical question, I know she will be). Unbelievable. Liberals, you know they're lying when their lips are moving.
Posted by: runningrn at June 30, 2010 01:16 PM (CfmlF)
6 “But did you write it?”
Why did it tip over like Guam is going to?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 30, 2010 01:16 PM (tf9Ne)
7 I'm so sick of these dog and pony shows. Just vote for the commie bitch and be done with it. That's what you're going to do anyway.
Posted by: Bugler at June 30, 2010 01:17 PM (VXBR1)
8 Where's Rep. Joe Wilson when you need him?
Posted by: runningrn at June 30, 2010 01:17 PM (CfmlF)
9 Besides, what difference does it make? This hearing, like all the others was decided before it started. All the rest is posturing. Nothing more than political kabuki for the cameras.
Posted by: Vic at June 30, 2010 01:17 PM (6taRI)
10 Oh noes! We made her look bad! Better say you are sorry Lindsay Graham! None of this means anything. She's a shoe in and there's nothing we can do about. The Rebuplicans will never NEVER stand against her. Why even hold hearings?
Posted by: The Supremes at June 30, 2010 01:17 PM (ifK+p)
11 Nothing more than political kabuki for the cameras.
I wouldn't call it kabuki. Kabuki can be interesting.
I've got to say, this reminds me of Veronica being deposed in Better Off Ted where she only gave one word answers. "How would you describe your job?" "Cleverly."
Posted by: alexthechick at June 30, 2010 01:19 PM (8WZWv)
12 Check it for her shakra squeezins.
Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at June 30, 2010 01:20 PM (5aa4z)
13 Just vote for the commie bitch and be done with it. That's what you're going to do anyway.
This hearing, like all the others was decided before it started. All the rest is posturing
She's a shoe in and there's nothing we can do about.
Why even hold hearings?
I agree. Why go through all these Kagan excercises anyway?
Posted by: Gunslinger at June 30, 2010 01:21 PM (Zi+FQ)
14 Another Harvard peep who is dumb as shit. I've lost virtually all respect for that school.
Posted by: Upscale Community Organizing Thought Criminal at June 30, 2010 01:22 PM (IhHdM)
15 This Basketball w/ Arms Legs is so transparently dishonest that it makes these proceedings even more of a joke. Even Granny Feinstein admits its a sham
Posted by: SantaRosaStan, aka Col. Bat Guano at June 30, 2010 01:23 PM (JrRME)
16 I have proved conclusively that pencils and pens did not exist when Elena Kagan wrote that memo. Therefore you are all banned.
Posted by: Charles Johnson at June 30, 2010 01:24 PM (AZGON)
17 If this vapid, stumbling joke of a lawyer/administrator gets to sit on the SCOTUS ... I just don't even know what to say about this. It's beyond insane.
Anyone who has ever been an Ivy League dean or administrator should be barred from any important positions. They are just too dumb for words and think like Europeans, during their few semi-coherent moments.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2010 01:25 PM (Qp4DT)
18 Why go through all these Kagan excercises anyway?
It makes it a light tighter ... you know, down there... so when the man releases his second chakra, his pleasure is magnified like the light from a brilliant star...
Posted by: Proofreader at June 30, 2010 01:26 PM (IhHdM)
19 She is without candor -- a key prerequisite for a lifetime judicial appointment.
Bingo, but will it faze the GOP Senators? Will any of them grow a pair in time to stand up and say she did not testify candidly?
Posted by: Louis Tully at June 30, 2010 01:26 PM (jat5l)
“But did you write it?”
“The document is certainly in my handwriting.”
One day detention for passing the note, and another five days for backtalk.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 30, 2010 01:26 PM (mR7mk)
21 I agree. Why go through all these Kagan
Posted by: Gunslinger at June 30, 2010 01:21 PM (Zi+FQ)
Subtle... and hilarious.
Posted by: InCali at June 30, 2010 01:26 PM (u1OeY)
22 Nothing more than
political kabuki for the cameras.I wouldn't call it
kabuki. Kabuki can be interesting.
Posted by: alexthechick at June 30, 2010 01:19 PM (8WZWv)
I agree. This is slapstick, at best.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2010 01:27 PM (Qp4DT)
23 This is slapstick, at best.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2010 01:27 PM (Qp4DT)
How much per hour?
Posted by: Al Gore at June 30, 2010 01:28 PM (5aa4z)
24 Kagan: You want answers?
Hatch: I think I'm entitled.
Kagan: *You want answers?*
Hatch:*I want the truth!*
Kagan: *You can’t handle the truth!*
Kagan: Son, we live in a world that has babies, and those be killed. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Senator Coburn? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for your children, and you curse Planned Parenthood. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That our children, while cute, get in the way of feminism. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, allows for Gloria Steinham to keep ranting. You don't want what I call the truth because deep down in places I don't talk about at parties, I know you're right. I use words like right to chose and women's privacy. We use these words as the backbone of an industry that kills babies. You use them as way to celebrate the sanctity of life. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man, any man, anywhere, because I'm a woman and you're not. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a knife and castrate yourself. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Hatch: Did you write this memo?
Kagan: I did the job I...
Hatch: *Did you write this memo?*
Kagan: *You’re Goddamned right I did!*
Posted by: ExurbanKevin at June 30, 2010 01:28 PM (a/Ojb)
25 What is she trying to claim, that she was just
taking dictation as a part-time secretary?
Posted by: Crusty at June 30, 2010 01:24 PM (GvSpB)
Now, wait just a minute! I never, EVER, gave that woman dictation! Good God man, I mean, I admit I've made a poor choice or two with the ladies, but I do have some standards!
Posted by: The Clenis at June 30, 2010 01:29 PM (M/6wm)
26 "Did you write it?"
"I wrote on it."
"You wrote it?"
"The memo you wrote on."
"I've seen it."
"It's in your handwriting?"
"I've said that."
"So you wrote it."
"I can't identify that from here."
"There's a copy of it in your hand."
"This was made by a copy machine."
"Is the thing it's a copy of a thing you wrote?"
"I don't know how copy machines work."
"They copy things."
Posted by: oblig. at June 30, 2010 01:30 PM (x7Ao8)
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at June 30, 2010 01:30 PM (0fzsA)
28 Why go through all these Kagan excercises anyway?
If you are going to birth a new nation you need to prep the way.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 30, 2010 01:30 PM (tf9Ne)
29 Did Hatch just leave it at that?
Posted by: Wm T Sherman at June 30, 2010 01:30 PM (w41GQ)
Kagan will be a reliable bullshit lefty vote.
Posted by: Lemon Kitten at June 30, 2010 01:30 PM (0fzsA)
31 25 win
Posted by: fb at June 30, 2010 01:31 PM (G60Nl)
32 birth a new nation
Ah, yes. My favorite movie.
Posted by: Zombie Robert Byrd at June 30, 2010 01:32 PM (IhHdM)
33 Hatch and any sensible Senator, R or D, better nail her (and not in the biblical sense) in the questioning and vote against her confirmation. Writing the justification for partial birth abortion and passing it off as a medical standard - then lying about it in the confirmation hearing - is a deal breaker.
Posted by: Y-not at June 30, 2010 01:34 PM (Kn9r7)
34 “The document is certainly in my handwriting.”
"However, I cannot be considered the author of that document. I was in a trance during that particular seance and have no recollection of exactly how the spirit presence guided my hand during the session of automatic writing. It would not be proper, therefore, to say that I wrote that document."
Posted by: stuiec at June 30, 2010 01:34 PM (7AOgy)
35 OT: Dick Morris kind of touched on a point about the Clinton's distancing themselves from our unpresidented President. If Nov. is a bloodbath for the donk's. The Hildabeast could resign in 2011, then seek the nomination, and possibly steal it. Much like Teddy thought of doing against Jimma. Then the disheartened 52%'ers jump her bandwagon to give us another 4 years of doom, and distruction of America?
Posted by: Paladin at June 30, 2010 01:34 PM (AfORa)
This is rich!
She claims she was only taking notes while someone was speaking to her.
The Doodle Defensetm
Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 01:34 PM (uFokq)
37 I'm sorry but she is the least "judicial" looking person I've seen at these hearings in all the years that these types of hearings have been held. She looks like someone's crazy maiden aunt who is coverd in cat hair and smells like overripe cheese.
Forgive me for saying this, but even Sotomayer, who I hate, looked more qualified as she sat in her hearings.
Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at June 30, 2010 01:35 PM (RZ8pf)
38 The albino from The Princess Bride is a cagey one, isn't she?
Posted by: Tom at June 30, 2010 01:36 PM (UlUtt)
Kagan is just like Dr Zaius...being ignorant about human intelligence.
Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 01:36 PM (uFokq)
40 The goddamn liberals are winning and succeeding in destroying our country. This is really starting to suck. Fukin Repub's are going to do NOTHING to stop it. FILLABUSTER, please.
Posted by: Sponge at June 30, 2010 01:36 PM (UK9cE)
41 Writing the justification for partial birth abortion and passing it off
as a medical standard - then lying about it in the confirmation hearing -
is a deal breaker.
You'd think so, but I suspect we will be hearing about keeping our 'powder dry' any minute now.
Posted by: Zuggs at June 30, 2010 01:36 PM (FkKjr)
42 Screw them. why go through all the empty exercises of pretending we have a democracy left.We have reached that tipping point where there are more people in America wanting a hand-out, than a hand up.
I hate libtards, in every freaking fashion. I hate their whining, their self-inflicted victim status, their hatred of everything white, their childish and self-absorbed need for the government to solve people's problems.
Their inability to rise above their inherit racism which makes them strive to level the outcome rather than the playing field. Affirmative Action. School Vouchers.
How they simply do not 'get' American Exceptalism. That our idea of "nationality" is"different, based less on common history or ethnicity than on common beliefs. That constitution thing. The one they are constantly trying to rewrite because it isn't fair. to everyone. because everyone is special.
I do I hate them.
Posted by: skye at June 30, 2010 01:36 PM (HwMXR)
43 She claims she was only taking notes while someone was speaking to her.The Doodle Defensetm
Al Franken might need that one some day.
Posted by: runningrn at June 30, 2010 01:37 PM (CfmlF)
44 "Hand". I love that word...
Posted by: Al Gore at June 30, 2010 01:37 PM (FcR7P)
45 The Doodle Defensetm
Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 01:34 PM (uFokq)
I'll buy it...
Posted by: SENATOR Stuart Smalley at June 30, 2010 01:37 PM (M/6wm)
46 Hatch and any sensible Senator, R or D, better nail her (and not in the biblical sense
Gaaack! I got a visual of them doing it "Kagan Style"--mind bleach, stat!
Posted by: runningrn at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (CfmlF)
47 I did not have textual relations with that paper.
Posted by: E. Kagan at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (Ee9Pv)
48 Like I said earlier, she speaks fluent bullshit. And the Repubs in thecommittee are going to love her all the same.
Kagan needs to get Borked, or better, Kaganed.
Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (RkRxq)
49 Every Repub/conserv./moderate in the country should mock the living hell out of Kagan for her stupid half-assed lies about the memo.
The mask is pretty much off with these Libs, so let's make sure everyone knows what kind of sorry shits they're looking at.
Posted by: LincolnTf at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (Um3jj)
50 Yesterday during her testimony, Kagan said that Hatch behind the scenes, advised her on what not to say during the hearings.
Today Hatch goes through the motions with a smoking gun, without pinning her to her own dishonesty.
Hatch needs to go. Any republican that can claim a friendship to Teddyquiddick is a fucking RINO.
Posted by: ontherocks at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (HBqDo)
51 I get more depressed by the day.
Posted by: Dan at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (1jzSs)
Posted by: Eric Holder at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (uFokq)
53 That is my handwriting, but Al Gore was guiding my hand.
Posted by: Elena Kagan, Wise Albina at June 30, 2010 01:38 PM (FcR7P)
Posted by: Janet Napolitano at June 30, 2010 01:39 PM (uFokq)
Posted by: Y-not at June 30, 2010 01:39 PM (Kn9r7)
56 This is all the same sort of dancing that the Indonesian Imbecile did about the handwriting on that questionaire he had done as a state senator. It's amazing how the left gets away with pulling the same sort of shit, over and over and over. P.T. Barnum had it right.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2010 01:39 PM (Qp4DT)
57 Obviously that memo is an evolving document.
Posted by: Elena Kagan at June 30, 2010 01:40 PM (M/6wm)
58 One of the scariest things about Kagan is her age. She'll be the youngest justice on teh Court.
Posted by: runningrn at June 30, 2010 01:40 PM (CfmlF)
Deficits? Foreclosures? Recessionary gap?
Posted by: Tim Geithner at June 30, 2010 01:40 PM (uFokq)
60 Our senators are dipshits. I still say they should have begun every question of her with quotes from her memo about how judicial nominees should not be vague when answering questions, or whatever that pathetic lie she told that thinks should only be applied to republican choices.
Posted by: buzzion at June 30, 2010 01:41 PM (oVQFe)
61 The more information that comes out about this harpy, the more obvious it becomes that she's a typical far-Left piece of trash. A degenerate, vulgar, vile thing that has made itself subhuman through its intellectual dishonesty, moral depravity, and thorough disowning of all nobler human virtues and sentiments. Of course, Obastard would nominate no other kind.
To seea picture of Kagan as she truly is, and all thoselike her, one need go no further than to read Orwell. Alternatively, another fine description of thosemurderous little totalitarians can be found in C. S. Lewis's book That Hideous Strength - in the characters in league with the N.I.C.E.
It is the great tragedy of modern history that the opponents of such people - those who stand for justice and liberty - are the ones who end up in the death camps, rather than vice versa. It is the Kagans of the world who should be going up the crematory chimney.
Posted by: Reactionary at June 30, 2010 01:41 PM (xUM1Q)
62 ace is destroying gabe in a twitter flame war over amnesty. however gabe is more flaming.
i can boil the arguement down.
Ace- protect border then we talk amnesty
gabe- let the government have a cheeseburger today that they will gladly pay us for tomorrow.
Posted by: Ben at June 30, 2010 01:41 PM (wuv1c)
63 shoot click red by accident
Posted by: Ben at June 30, 2010 01:41 PM (wuv1c)
64 Posted by: Ben at June 30, 2010 01:41 PM (wuv1c)
That must be a sad war, because they're both wrong.
Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2010 01:42 PM (Qp4DT)
65 Depends on the definition of "write". For instance - did I "Write" this comment? No. It was typed.
Posted by: Andrew at June 30, 2010 01:42 PM (l4wgH)
66 and yet, she will get multiple Republican votes.
Posted by: nostradamus' 401k at June 30, 2010 01:42 PM (4WbTI)
67 The albino from The Princess Bride is a cagey one, isn't she?
That's it! Its been driving me crazy trying to figure out who she reminded me of.
Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at June 30, 2010 01:43 PM (cniXs)
68 I'm so sick of these dog and pony shows. Just vote for the commie bitch and be done with it. That's what you're going to do anyway.
A litmus test for me is that the GOP senators vote her *down*. Sure the Bolshevik Bulldyke will be confirmed by the Demunist majority anyway, but I am sick and tired of Ruth Baader Ginsburg hearings where all the GOP senators make nice, while the Commiecrats hold Bork show trials or Thomas electronic lynchings.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 01:44 PM (ujg0T)
69 "albino from The Princess Bride"
Congress...Jog her memory.
Posted by: Andrew at June 30, 2010 01:44 PM (l4wgH)
If you put Gabriel Malor on a polygraph machine and asked him who he voted for in 2008...
it would not be John McCain.
Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 01:44 PM (uFokq)
71 She looks like someone's crazy maiden aunt who is coverd in cat hair
and smells like overripe cheese.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 30, 2010 01:45 PM (mR7mk)
72 I just want this over with.
I can't stand her smirking rotund visage. She looks like Janet Napolitano's little sister; and, like her, she is a hack who has coasted this far by saying the right things to the right people. But it won't matter.
No filibuster will be had; weaseling about guns didn't stop the RINO and "moderate Dem" contingent from passingSotomayor, and lying about abortion won't stop those same guys from passing Kagan.
Posted by: Zimriel at June 30, 2010 01:46 PM (9Sbz+)
73 “The document is certainly in my handwriting.”
Next question should have been to set a trap:
Would you like to claim its a high quality forgery?
If they say no, then you've established they did in fact write it.
If they say yes, then you go down the security breach path and start questioning them about sloppy procedures that would allow a forgery to be pawned off as genuine for years without anyone noticing.
Posted by: Purple Avenger at June 30, 2010 01:47 PM (AeTX+)
74 I can't stand her smirking rotund visage. She looks like Janet Napolitano's little sister; and, like her, she is a hack who has coasted this far by saying the right things to the right people. But it won't matter.
But she's the first bolshevik bulldyke that isn't named "Janet".
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (ujg0T)
75 Dick Morris kind of touched on a point about the Clinton's distancing themselves from our unpresidented President.
Distancing themselves? Just yesterday I heard a clip of Billy going on and on about what a great job Bambi is doing and how he wasn't getting enough credit for all the good things he was doing. Didn't sound like he was distancing himself at all.
Posted by: Tami at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (VuLos)
We need more Sweathogs on the supreme court.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (0QJjg)
77 Gee whiz. ACOG submits their draft language to the White House. Kagan reviews the draft language. She edits it. Sends it back to ACOG. ACOG adopts Kagan's language.
There's an awful lot of scientists in that exchange.
Posted by: wtfci at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (R4rMI)
78 drews getting pulled into the twitter scuffle.
Posted by: Ben at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (wuv1c)
79 But she's the first bolshevik bulldyke that isn't named "Janet".
Posted by: Eleanor Roosevelt at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (mR7mk)
How does one follow a Twitter? It's like reading half of a dialogue. Totally incoherent .
Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 01:49 PM (uFokq)
81 >>> Check it for her shakra squeezins.
Dude! This is a lunch hour post for Gods sake.......
Posted by: Roadking at June 30, 2010 01:50 PM (YObWz)
82 How long until Lapdog Lindsey Graham takes to the floor to praise this liar?
Posted by: Louis Tully at June 30, 2010 01:50 PM (jat5l)
83 The Repubs are still "playing nice" on these committees. They still have not learned "tit-for-tat". Hell, even Ace says they have to stop this shit or they will never win.
Where are the obscure surprise witnesses for the Repubs who will accuse her of stomping on kittens with high heels for sexual gratification?
Posted by: Vic at June 30, 2010 01:50 PM (6taRI)
84 It appears that the swirls, ovals, straight lines and distance in between the aforementioned bear some similarity to the basic pattern which might be expected to emerge were an ink dispensing device applied, point down, to parchment and guided by my hand.
Posted by: Warden at June 30, 2010 01:52 PM (fE6tn)
85 How long until Lapdog Lindsey Graham takes to the floor to praise this
The State Newspaper in Columbia printed an article this morning that said he had already said he will vote for her.
As I said earlier. The results of this hearing were decided before it started.
Posted by: Vic at June 30, 2010 01:52 PM (6taRI)
86 Kagan didn't write-write the memo.
Posted by: Kratos (Ghost of Sparta) at June 30, 2010 01:52 PM (9hSKh)
87 In other words:
"These are not the memos you're looking for...."
To which the Republicans senators dutifully say "Move along..."
When they should be like Watto and remind her they are conservatives and Liberal mind tricks don't work on them.
Posted by: Rocks at June 30, 2010 01:52 PM (Q1lie)
88 “Did you write that memo?”
Don't be a smart-ass.
Posted by: Sheriff Joe Biden at June 30, 2010 01:53 PM (9hSKh)
89 As long as we have mindless turds like alleged "conservatives" Graham, Hatch and Sessions sucking up to Osama Obama and his Politburo, we are doomed to have lefty batshit jerks like Kagan populating every arm of the government.
She is a perfect match for Eric Holder. Constitution? Justice for all? Never heard of 'em. It's what I and my peeps think that matters.
The time when the nation becomes ugly and violent draws closer by the day.
It is not Kagan herself, but the mindset that created her which needs to be expunged from America. If it is not too late to stop the destruction.
Posted by: MrScribbler at June 30, 2010 01:53 PM (Ulu3i)
Depends on the definition of "write". For instance - did I "Write" this
comment? No. It was typed.
Posted by: Andrew
at June 30, 2010 01:42 PM (l4wgH)
Well, then I guess they just need to say 'authored.' Did you author this memo?Arthur? An interesting movie staring Dudley Moore, but I'm not sure what that has to do with this hearing?
I'm just waiting for Smalley to ask what her favorite Ironsides episode was.
Posted by: Sponge at June 30, 2010 01:53 PM (UK9cE)
91 OT: Dick Morris kind of touched on a point about the Clinton's distancing themselves from our unpresidented President. If Nov. is a bloodbath for the donk's. The Hildabeast could resign in 2011, then seek the nomination, and possibly steal it. Much like Teddy thought of doing against Jimma. Then the disheartened 52%'ers jump her bandwagon to give us another 4 years of doom, and distruction of America?
Posted by: Paladin at June 30, 2010 01:34 PM (AfORa)
I could see how she could spin that move to make it appear that it was done out of loyalty to the Party and not disloyalty to the President. She would simply say, "I took the job of Secretary of State not out of loyalty or gratitude to Barack Obama, but out of loyalty and gratitude to the people of the United States and especially to the Democratic voters who looked to their party to close the book on the Bush Era. It's now become clear that I am not in a position to save this President and this Administration from its own mistakes and misguided policies, and my higher loyalty to my country requires that I resign from this Administration and seek to redirect the Democratic Party to the policies and goals that are needed to save America."
Posted by: stuiec at June 30, 2010 01:53 PM (7AOgy)
92 It is not Kagan herself, but the mindset that created her which needs to be expunged from America
Did somebody call?
Posted by: Henry VIII Tudor at June 30, 2010 01:54 PM (9Sbz+)
93 >>>The Repubs are still "playing nice" on these committees. They still have not learned "tit-for-tat". Hell, even Ace says they have to stop this shit or they will never win.
As I was telling my friends across the isle the other day..............zzzzzzzzzz
Posted by: John McCain napping peacefully after lunch at June 30, 2010 01:55 PM (YObWz)
94 See, and here I thought she couldn't possibly tell a bigger lie than when she was spouting off about how she'd let the law, rather than politics, guide her decisions.
Bullshit. We heard basically the same crap from the other libs on the Court now, and none of them canfind anything in thethe Constitution that gives us the right to keep an bear arms (You know, like it says in no uncertain terms right in the 2nd amendment), but boy they sure can find some murky "equal protection" argument or some totally unwritten right such as "privacy" to justify advancing their legislative agenda even though none of that crap is in the Constitution at all.
But as usual the Republican's will take this lying down, like they always do. I guess they don't get it that a lot of us would like to see them stand up - to philibuster this worthless bitch even if it would mean she'd probably still get confirmed.
Make us believe that they understand are every bit as concerned about aht the hell is going on around them as we are - but sadly they'll most likely do what they always do, play nice and say crap like "Well if we raise a fuss then the next time we nominate someone.. "
Again, total crap. The democrats are the nastiest, filthiest, most underhanded character assasins no matter who a republican nominates. So please, don't use that tired, worn out excuse for why your just letting them roll all over you, again.
Posted by: StuckOnStupid at June 30, 2010 01:55 PM (e8T35)
95 She really is a sad sack liar, isn't she. Anti-America all the way.
She should be disbarred for doing this at the least.
Posted by: bill-tb at June 30, 2010 01:56 PM (y+QfZ)
96 You can rail against her judicial proclivities all you want, but demographics are the driving issue in this nomination. In one fell swoop, Obama has just picked up the coveted Ogre-American vote.
Posted by: Ted Kennedy's Gristle Encased Head at June 30, 2010 01:56 PM (+lsX1)
97 The commandment has been amended from "Four legs good, two legsbad," to "four legs good, two legs better." Are you responsible for this revision, Napleon?
"That's certainly my handwriting, but no, I have no idea what you're talking about."
Walks away on two legs.
Posted by: Napoleon the Pig at June 30, 2010 01:58 PM (fRnux)
98 Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Just confirm her already. It's a done deal. I cannot take looking at any webpage with her on the front page.
No mas! No mas!
Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 30, 2010 01:58 PM (pLTLS)
99 Kagan looks exactly like David Mitchell who plays Mark on the BBC's Peep Show. It's creepy. Only the one with a cock is funny though.
Posted by: ChicagoJedi at June 30, 2010 01:58 PM (WZFkG)
100 Where are the obscure surprise witnesses for the Repubs who will accuse her of stomping on kittens with high heels for sexual gratification?
Ewww, that's too gross even for me
Posted by: The Mythical Pubic Hair In the Coke Can at June 30, 2010 01:58 PM (ujg0T)
101 Geez Louise, you stupid cons haven't been right about anything! Obviously, Ms. Kagan's handwriting was forged by one of those recently capturedRussian spies. She has never seen that document before because they used invisible ink that didn't become visible unitl today. Ray-gun is dead. Get over it!!!111!! Obama won!!11!!!
Posted by: Sarah aSwen at June 30, 2010 02:00 PM (CfmlF)
102 #92: A topic that deserves it's own thread, but I have always felt that Hillary is still seething about being rooked out of a nomination that was rightfully hers.
Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 02:00 PM (ujg0T)
103 Henceforth, she shall be known as "Commie Dyke Who Avoids Truth"
this replaces "Red Dyke Basketball w/ Arms Legs"
that is all...........
( what would a Chubby Chaser chase if a Chubby Chaser could chase commies? )
Posted by: SantaRosaStan, aka Col. Bat Guano at June 30, 2010 02:01 PM (JrRME)
104 #25 - awesome beyond words
Posted by: the peanut gallery at June 30, 2010 02:02 PM (NurK6)
105 #2 - that is EXACTLY what I was thinking she would say.
It's like a much fatter, uglier, dumber Bill Clinton was in front of the committee.
This is an outright lie; there is NO WAY this 'woman' should be confirmed.
Posted by: blindside at June 30, 2010 02:02 PM (x7g7t)
106 Come on-as suggested above, let's keep our powder dry for the next big fight. promise. come on, you can trust us-we do know how to fight, we just don't think now is the right time
Posted by: ed at June 30, 2010 02:03 PM (Urhve)
107 Holy Crap - Iowa Hawk is turning in the JournoList!
Posted by: Roadking at June 30, 2010 02:04 PM (YObWz)
108 Posted by: ChicagoJedi at June 30, 2010 01:58 PM (WZFkG)
That poor guy must be seeing these hearings ans askin: "Is that REALLY what I am going to look like in 20 years?"
Posted by: Rocks at June 30, 2010 02:04 PM (Q1lie)
109 If the senate rebublicans don't filibuster this lying, radical, leftist piece of shit, we should force the GOP to change the party mascot from the elephant to the fucking jellyfish....
What a bunch of spineless dipshits...
Posted by: FreedomFighter at June 30, 2010 02:04 PM (jfOwL)
110 This woman makes Harriet Miers look like Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Posted by: Dirk Diggler at June 30, 2010 02:06 PM (jmf9+)
111 Kagan's autobiography should lead in with "It was a dark and stormy night..."
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at June 30, 2010 02:08 PM (8lCJT)
112 What did ACOG get out of this goat fuck?
Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2010 02:10 PM (9xXCf)
As I was telling my friends across the isle the
Posted by: John McCain napping peacefully after lunch at June 30, 2010
01:55 PM (YObWz)
*garbled and slurred speech* Hey John, John buddy, wake up, wanna go for another drink? *hiccup* It helps me *hiccup* get through the hearings.
Posted by: JUSTICE Partrick Leahy at June 30, 2010 02:10 PM (M/6wm)
114 Just because it's in her handwriting doesn't mean that she wrote it. Just like Barry wants to redistribute wealth and have the goverment take over everything doesn't mean that he's a commie
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 30, 2010 02:12 PM (1Jaio)
115 It's a good thing that the lap dog media is just laughing along with all of Miss Piggy's lies and dodging answers
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 30, 2010 02:14 PM (1Jaio)
116 "It is the Kagans of the world who should be going up the crematory
Wow, did you just suggest sending Jews to the ovens?
Posted by: concerned german conservative at June 30, 2010 02:15 PM (NurK6)
117 did you write it --- well, it is in my hand writing ... Is the obfuscation to cover something up here. Perhaps Hillary or Bill dictated it to her or some wonk from NARAL or NOW.
Posted by: Jean at June 30, 2010 02:15 PM (T5t8M)
118 As long as we have mindless turds like alleged "conservatives" Graham, Hatch and Sessions sucking up to Osama Obama and his Politburo, we are doomed to have lefty batshit jerks like Kagan populating every arm of the government.
Oh hell no! You just didn't diss Sessions, did you?
Posted by: Prof. Venkman at June 30, 2010 02:22 PM (4JpPD)
119 #117 - just liberals.
Not all jews are liberals. Not all liberals are jews. But ALL liberals are pieces of dog crap.
Posted by: blindside at June 30, 2010 02:23 PM (x7g7t)
120 Kagan's just doing her Sgt. Shultz impersonation.
"I Know No-THING!"
Next she'll be asking where Hogan has gotten off to, this is brilliant impromptu theatrical work she's doing here.
Posted by: Gekkobear at June 30, 2010 02:24 PM (X0NX1)
Holy Crap - Iowa Hawk is turning in the JournoList!
Leave it to Iowahawk. That there is the funny.
Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at June 30, 2010 02:25 PM (5aa4z)
122 Monica Lewinsky? ... Never heard of her.
Posted by: Bill Clinton at June 30, 2010 02:29 PM (rFDlC)
123 This reminds me of some of the conversations from 'Catch 22'.
Posted by: torabora at June 30, 2010 02:31 PM (rFDlC)
124 I will be the controlling legal authority.
Posted by: Elans "Fuck you and the Horse You Rode in On" Kagan at June 30, 2010 02:36 PM (rFDlC)
125 Of course she prefers deception over truth. She's an "academic".
Posted by: Moron at June 30, 2010 02:53 PM (sKOpo)
126 51 Yesterday during her testimony, Kagan said that Hatch behind the scenes, advised her on what not to say during the hearings.
LINK? I'd love to post this on sites where so-called conservatives say Hatch is a conservative - and rub in in their smirky faces.
Posted by: Marybeth at June 30, 2010 03:03 PM (hBRoa)
127 Oh hell no! You just didn't diss Sessions, did
Posted by: Prof. Venkman at June 30, 2010 02:22 PM
As long as Sessions isn't leading the charge to filibuster/impede/derail the nomination, he's a gutless squish of a Repub who needs to be retired immediately.
When the full Senate gets ready to vote on Kagan, anyone who doesn't do anything possible to stop the latest step in the Osama Obama March Toward Totalitarian Marxism deserves to go down. Hard.
The Ed Morrissey-style "even-handed" approach helped get us into this mess. There are only two kinds of people left: enablers and patriots. No excuses, no evasions.
It's too late for equivocations and lame gags.
Posted by: MrScribbler at June 30, 2010 03:04 PM (Ulu3i)
128 Did anyone say this yet?
It depends on what the meaning of is is?
Democrats, giving a new name to totally fucking dishonesty, but only to save our nation from Booosh.
Posted by: Kemp at June 30, 2010 03:12 PM (2+9Yx)
129 Wasn't that a pubic hair on that coke can?
Great moments, god I love hypocrisy.
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