Of course Elena Kagan is unqualified for the job of Supreme Court justice. So what? Barack Obama isn’t remotely qualified for his job either. What is all the commotion about? If experience and intellect were relevant, we would never have gotten ourselves saddled with Sotomayor who would have been fully self actualized presiding over municipal traffic court.
Kagan has had a sort of real job as Dean of Harvard Law School which means she knows a thing or two about fund raising, but nothing about the Consitution. Michelle Malkin reminds us of Kagan’s shortcomings:
-Dean Kagan has taken positions that are disturbingly out of the mainstream. For example, driven by her view that the ‘don’t ask; don’t tell’ policy adopted by a Democrat Congress and President Clinton is ‘a profound wrong–a moral injustice of the first order,’ she argued that it violates the First Amendment for the United States to withhold funds from colleges that ban the military from recruiting on campus. The Supreme Court unanimously rejected this view.
-It is also unclear that a Justice Kagan would be an adequately independent check on executive excesses. She has argued in favor of greatly enhanced presidential control over the bureaucracy, which is concerning in light of President Obama’s unprecedented centralization of power in the White House.
Plucking dullards from obscurity and elevating them to high office is a pretty good strategy if your goal is to ensure blind obedience. Just ask George Soros.