kagan its pat

By FITSNews || Let’s be honest, regardless of her political stripes or ideological leanings, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not “comely among the maidens.”  In fact, to quote one of the soldiers from Saving Private Ryan, she “took a nose dive off the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.”

Obviously, that’s completely irrelevant to us as we attempt to ascertain her qualifications (or lack thereof) to become the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  And besides, we’re not trying to “Bork her” (that would be certain Congressional Republicans), we’re just trying to figure out how left-of-center she is so that we can determine how vocally we want to oppose her nomination (which, by the way, is all but assured and isn’t going to have any impact on the ideological composition of the Court).

Unfortunately, our efforts to get to the bottom of Kagan’s background keep stumbling into serious discussions of her sexual orientation – including a recent report on The Politico.

From the story:

The rumor about Kagan has circulated for months on gay blogs and became a matter of controversy when it was cited as fact by a conservative blogger on the website of CBS News, drawing a sharp White House rebuttal. It has, since, been a source of particular fascination in some socially conservative circles and particularly among gay and lesbian political observers, some of whom objected volubly Tuesday to a Wall Street Journal cover image of Kagan playing softball, which they perceived as a jab at a stereotype of lesbians.

Wait … CBS News?  The Wall Street JournalThe Politico?

That’s some pretty hefty exposure for such a politically-incorrect facet of this debate, isn’t it?

Hmmmm …is it just our conspiratorial imaginations at work or could it be that the administration of Barack Obama (for all its moral outrage at the rantings of a conservative blogger) is secretly hoping for a fight over Kagan’s sexual ambiguity?  In fact, behind closed doors do they really relish the “It’s Pat” debate that’s currently taking place over the former Harvard Law School dean?

Don’t get us wrong – we love gay jokes (almost as much as we love straight jokes).  And there’s nothing wrong with one white Southern male emailing another and saying something along the lines of “what a liberal lesbian mule” (editor’s note: from an actual email we received this week).  But as we’ve said all along, there’s a big difference between enjoying a good laugh and judging someone based on race, gender or sexual orientation.

Kagan should be opposed not because she’s a “lesbian mule,” she should be opposed because she’s obviously passed muster in the eyes of a socialist like Obama.

That, in and of itself, is enough to make her unacceptable in our eyes – no matter what she looks like.