Kagan's good deed

J.C. Arenas
Thus far we are rightfully questioning Elena Kagan's qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court, but if it's true that a good deed never goes unnoticed, then perhaps there is an explanation for her potential ascension to the nation's highest court.

During the announcement for her nomination, Obama introduced Kagan as "his friend". Their relationship reportedly goes back to the early 90's when they were faculty members at the University of Chicago Law School; she was a tenured professor, Obama, a part-time lecturer.

In 1995, Kagan left Obama and the world of academia behind to serve as an associate White House counsel for the Clinton Administration, but returned four years later. She resurfaced at Harvard Law, her alma mater, where she was a professor for just four years before then-Harvard President Larry Summers- now Obama's Director of the National Economic Council-named her dean of the law school in 2003-a position she held until 2009.

At the time of her appointment at Harvard, Obama was an Illinois State Senator mulling a run for the U.S. Senate in 2004-a seat he would win. The next year, at a Harvard luncheon, Kagan, being the good friend that she is, praised the newly sworn-in senator as a "hero" and "the real deal". At the time, she didn't know that her friend would not even finish his term because he would become the President of the U.S., but there is one thing she knew of and had access to: Obama's Harvard Law transcript.

To this day, the president's transcripts from Columbia and Harvard remain a mystery because he has had a team of lawyers ensuring they never see the light of day. Additionally, he's been able to count on his friend, Kagan, who served as the dean of Harvard Law from prior to the beginning of his congressional career up to his inauguration as President, to remain quiet and prevent any leaks of his record.

As a reward, President-Elect Obama plucked her away from Harvard to serve as his Solicitor General; now that appointment looks like a bridge position to the Supreme Court.

To borrow one of Obama's favorite phrases; let us be clear, the administration has yet to prove to the American public that Elena Kagan is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. The president's case is so weak; he's been compelled to mention that she's a Mets fan and the granddaughter of immigrants.

If she doesn't have the credentials, then what does she have?

Perhaps just a friend in an incredibly high place and information about him that would end the myth of his supposed genius.

 
J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com

 

Thus far we are rightfully questioning Elena Kagan's qualifications to serve on the Supreme Court, but if it's true that a good deed never goes unnoticed, then perhaps there is an explanation for her potential ascension to the nation's highest court.

During the announcement for her nomination, Obama introduced Kagan as "his friend". Their relationship reportedly goes back to the early 90's when they were faculty members at the University of Chicago Law School; she was a tenured professor, Obama, a part-time lecturer.

In 1995, Kagan left Obama and the world of academia behind to serve as an associate White House counsel for the Clinton Administration, but returned four years later. She resurfaced at Harvard Law, her alma mater, where she was a professor for just four years before then-Harvard President Larry Summers- now Obama's Director of the National Economic Council-named her dean of the law school in 2003-a position she held until 2009.

At the time of her appointment at Harvard, Obama was an Illinois State Senator mulling a run for the U.S. Senate in 2004-a seat he would win. The next year, at a Harvard luncheon, Kagan, being the good friend that she is, praised the newly sworn-in senator as a "hero" and "the real deal". At the time, she didn't know that her friend would not even finish his term because he would become the President of the U.S., but there is one thing she knew of and had access to: Obama's Harvard Law transcript.

To this day, the president's transcripts from Columbia and Harvard remain a mystery because he has had a team of lawyers ensuring they never see the light of day. Additionally, he's been able to count on his friend, Kagan, who served as the dean of Harvard Law from prior to the beginning of his congressional career up to his inauguration as President, to remain quiet and prevent any leaks of his record.

As a reward, President-Elect Obama plucked her away from Harvard to serve as his Solicitor General; now that appointment looks like a bridge position to the Supreme Court.

To borrow one of Obama's favorite phrases; let us be clear, the administration has yet to prove to the American public that Elena Kagan is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court. The president's case is so weak; he's been compelled to mention that she's a Mets fan and the granddaughter of immigrants.

If she doesn't have the credentials, then what does she have?

Perhaps just a friend in an incredibly high place and information about him that would end the myth of his supposed genius.

 
J.C. Arenas is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and welcomes your comments at jcarenas.com