Friday, May 07, 2010

A New Opportunity for the Right-Wing Fiction Machine

According to Chris Good of the Atlantic Monthly, Elena Kagan will be hard for conservatives to attack if Obama nominates her for the Supreme Court:

I asked Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network (a conservative group focused on judicial nominees) what conservatives are going to say about Kagan, and what Kagan's "wise Latina" moment, if there is one, will prove to be.

"She has been much more careful than Justice Sotomayor. She never would have said something like that even if she thinks it. She's been so careful for so long that no one seems to know exactly what she does think," Severino said.

As if any of that's going to matter.

It's not like honesty is Job 1 on the right. If they can't find anything in Kagan's record to attack, they won't have any problems making things up. It might turn out that creative conservatives are consulting the collected works of Joe McCarthy, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Ann Coulter as they gear up for a Kagan nomination.

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