The Kagan media narrative is picking up steam. I remind myself that it’s just that: a narrative. As we await the impending confirmation-hearing-circus, let’s evaluate what we’re being told about the nominee:
- You can find articles written by, and video clips featuring, Elena Kagan here.
- She has not spoken publicly about her sexuality and, frankly, neither do most politicians, bureaucrats, and career civil servants. Yet the blogosphere is buzzing.
- She once wrote a now infamous memo advising Clinton to support a ban on partial birth abortions. A strategic (and successful) political move, suggested by then-strategist Kagan, for a White House with a strong pro-choice record.
- The House Pro-Choice Caucus finds Kagan’s record “troubling,” but witholds judgement pending confirmation hearings.
My gut says Kagan is a diehard feminist for choice, just like the President that nominated her. I strongly suspect she is progessive to the core, but shhhhh…
Stay tuned. Hearings set to begin June 28th.
Kate is a public policy expert with a vintage dress obsession.