Justice for All
The Bombshell loves O. Like so many other American women who helped elect him in ‘08, I adore that great, always-ticking political brain. I love his health care reform, his calm, cool and collected kill order for OBL. His barely clothed socialist tendencies drive me wild, too.
The trouble is, I’m not sure he really loves us—me and my sisters—back. Oh sure, we look pretty good about three months before an election. And yes, he’s put two women on the Supreme Court who will presumably help keep women’s basic rights intact for decades to come. But it really hurts to have to admit that, to him, women are tactical advantages, mere numbers and percentages in a demographic column.
Anthony Weiner appeared on MSNBC’s Ed Show last night to talk about why Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from health care reform cases- and why Justice Elena Kagan should not.
Thomas came under fire last month after failing to disclose that his wife, Virginia Thomas, received a total of nearly $700,000 Read More
As the Yankees are from New York, there certainly must be no better place to watch a Yankees game than in their own stadium. So that’s exactly where we headed last Sunday, eager to cover those feats of derring-do and witness the New Yorkers who love the team so well.
Imagine our surprise, then, when Read More
Governor Paterson begins his budget vetoes. [NYDN]
Russian spies have infiltrated, among other places, Yonkers. [NYT]
Watching the Kagan hearings at the Harvard Club is a dull affair. Probably. [NYT]
New York Fed probing Wall Street’s connection to BP. [Reuters]
On Friday, the Clinton Library made a document dump of some 46,000 pages of memos from Elena Kagan’s time as a White House domestic policy advsier. The wonks have had a weekend with the documents, so were they able to find a pubic hair in this can of Coke?
Short answer: No. Read More
The New York Times this morning offers a look into Elena Kagan’s time as dean of Harvard Law and reveals–in the headline, no less–that she was ambitious. Spoiler alert?
Kagan’s ambition is, of course, one of the few things that is known about her, and the anecdote of her Read More
Much has been made of Elena Kagan’s restrictions on military recruiting while she was dean of Harvard Law School, in protest of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy.
But Senator Kirsten Gillibrand–one of the most outspoken critics of DADT–doesn’t think that will be a problem when Ms. Kagan comes before Read More
Ed Koch, who never married and deflected questions about his own sexuality, said the White House shouldn’t have answered questions about Elena Kagan’s sexuality, but rather, denied the legitamicy of the question.
Koch, in a commentary he emailed out:
Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s sexual orientation is the Read More
Is softball code for lesbian? Short answer: yes, says Pat Buchanan.
“Women’s softball has been associated with lesbians and being gay for a long time,” said Mr. Buchanan on MSNBC’s Morning Joe about Elena Kagan. “That’s been sort of a signal like two men sunbathing together on a beach, or something like that. The Read More
Politico’s Ben Smith attemps to drill down into the Wall Street Journal‘s decision to put a picture of Supreme Court nominee and Elena Kagan playing softball on its cover this morning. Were the Journal‘s editors trying to send its readers a message?
“If you turn the photo upside down, reverse the pixilation and simultaneously Read More