“She, as Dean of the Harvard Law School, took an effort to block the American military from the Harvard campus all the way to the Supreme Court during a war,” former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Saturday night an NRA convention. “And that is an act so unbecoming of an American that she should be disqualified from the very beginning.”
Kagan, currently serving as solicitor general, wrote vividly about her decision regarding military recruiting in 2005 in a letteraddressed to the Harvard Law School community.
“I have said before how much I regret making this exception to our antidiscrimination policy. I believe the military’s discriminatory employment policy is deeply wrong — both unwise and unjust. And this wrong tears at the fabric of our own community by denying an opportunity to some of our students that other of our students have,” Kagan wrote. “The importance of the military to our society — and the great service that members of the military provide to all the rest of us — heightens, rather than excuses, this inequity.”
Amid some reporting on Kagan’s personal life, Tapper asked Sessions how far is too far in that area.
“I think you’ve got to be careful about that,” Sessions said. “I don’t believe that is a fundamental judgment call on whether a person can be a good judge or not.”
This is going to tricky, on the one hand they want to paint her as UnAmerican @trade, because of her support for the rights of homosexual Americans, but they have to clarify that they don’t think she is UnAmerican because she *is* a homosexual American (despite believing such and supporting policies that take rights away from the same group).
I think they’ll fail in this tightrope act.