Monday morning, President Obama is going to nominate Solicitor General Elena Kagan to fill the recent vacancy in Supreme Court, to which I say…meh.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not making light of the importance of the Supreme Court or anyone’s nomination to it. I favor the Constitution over judicial activism and feel my fellow Republicans should treat any nominee by a Democrat President with the same class and open-minded tolerance liberal progressives like Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden always treated Republican nominees to the bench. And the fact that Senator Obama didn’t care much for an “up or down” vote on John Roberts or Sam Alito is an irony not lost on me.
But elections have consequences, and we’re talking aboot a liberal judge replacing a liberal justice. There’s no change to the balance of power, and even Redstate.com‘s Erick Erickson said, “…Republicans would have “a real hard time” opposing Solicitor General Elena Kagan if Obama tapped her. He called Kagan “highly qualified.” And from what I’ve been reading the far left isn’t particularly a fan of hers either, so she could be the best we have a right to hope for.
All nominee’s to the bench should have a rigorous confirmation process, but let’s not go straight to defcon five over her. There are better fights to have going into the November elections…like making sure we pick up enough Senate seats in case, heaven forbid, Obama gets another pick.