The big news today is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan.
I’ll be the first to admin that I don’t really know that much about Kagan. Eliot Spitzer, a long time friend of Kagan’s, was out today giving her big praises. To me, that endorsement is enough to say she is a good choice. Here’s his interview from The Today Show:
There’s also a lot of talk about Kagan’s relationship to Goldman-Sachs, but given Spitzer’s tough stance against Wall Street, I don’t think Kagan would show any prejudice in favor of the financial giant.
But the biggest reason I think Kagan might be a good nominee is from the push back she is getting from some on the left, namely people like Glenn Greenwald. Greenwald, like Hamsher, would be upset with any pick Obama makes. Instead of focusing on the positives, they will nitpick to find any negatives and attempt to expand on those. But for me, I trust someone like Spitzer a lot more than I trust some bloggers with their own agenda.
So let’s see what happens in the confirmation and what the right has to say about Kagan. If we know anything already it’s that this will be the news of the week.