Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Professor Scalia

"As solicitor general, Elena Kagan is referred to as Gen. Kagan in official settings. Republicans would prefer that you call her Professor Kagan. Soon after President Obama nominated her to replace Justice John Paul Stevens, Republicans were using her academic career to characterize her as an ivory tower elitist and insider. "Ms. Kagan has spent her entire professional career in Harvard Square, Hyde Park, and the D.C. Beltway," said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who sits on the Judiciary committee and also runs the GOP's senatorial campaign committee. "These are not places were one learns 'how ordinary people live.' "
—John Dickerson, Slate

Ah! Professor Scalia! So we progressives finally have a punchy way to sum up the right’s habitual hypocrisy on the issue of elitism.

Thanks, Sen. Cornyn!

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I agree with Sen. Corny[sic]: Nine Justices from two super-elite law schools is inherently perilous to our civil liberties. OliBARchy, anyone?