No, this post is not going to be about the high intelligence of one former Alaskan Governor, but instead about the few minutes I heard of the Elena Kagan vote this morning. SPOILER ALERT, she was given the nod and will soon join the Supreme Court. However, the approval was not before Senator Sessions (R-Alabama) put in his two cents as to why he could not possibly vote for her.
Since I don’t have his exact quote I’ll have to paraphrase. Basically he used the same old concern that the integrity of the Supreme Court is the most important thing in the Universe, and that the possibility of a judge having some sort of emotions or “political agenda” is ALMOST as evil as two women marrying each other. He believes that Kagan will be an “activist judge” and shove her liberal, socialist, political agenda down the throats of the American people and will completely disregard the laws of the United States.
His nay vote (and he wasn’t the only one on the committee to vote no) is what angers me about politics in general. Justice Roberts has never once decided in favor of the individual against a corporation, you don’t call THAT political activism from the bench? Please! Stop being such hippocrates. And this goes for both the Dems and the GOP, they’re all guilty of it. One party is so concerned and upset about something the other party is doing…but it’s something they themselves did previously! Why can’t they just be REAL and say “Yeah we know she’s more liberal leaning, I don’t like that so I’m going to say no. I’d rather have a conservative judge in there” boom end of story and everyone knows your honest.
Never. Gonna. Happen.