June 28, 2010
The Kagan Hearings and the Lack of Oxygen
If you were trying to schedule Senate hearings on a Supreme Court nominee to garner the least attention possible, you could not have picked a day better than today. The sad death of Senator Byrd; the Supreme Court decides four major cases, including the gun case; Congress poised to pass a major financial reform bill, with now some uncertainty as to timing given the death of Sen. Byrd; the Afghanistan McCrystal fallout; continued concern over BP's cleanup operations.
It is no wonder that many Americans don't know who Elena Kagan is.