What business do we have querying Kagan’s sexuality? I thought we believed in not asking and not telling…
This is ridiculous. As a nation whose governing laws imply it’s easiest when gays and lesbians remain closeted, what business is it of ours to obsess over the entirely unfounded claims of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s supposed lesbianism?
It’s not, and we must stop. The claims are as unsubstantiated as theories of President Obama not being born in the United States, and we never questioned… oh, wait…
In all seriousness, though, the intense scrutiny faced by Kagan concerning her sexuality is a sad reflection of our nation’s priorities and mindset. Instead of analyzing Kagan’s legal writings to determine the type of judge she’ll be, the mainstream media is devoting the majority of its coverage to the reiteration of lesbian claims. Like the claim that somehow the unearthed 1993 photograph of Kagan playing softball provides clues to her sexuality. Many pundits are synthesizing the claims as products of her being a single, 50-year-old woman; something rarely seen in the political world.
As the baton passes from the White House to the Senate, I sincerely hope that our elected officials delay no time in confirming Kagan, and especially hope that not a single second is spent questioning her sexuality. Honestly, who cares if she is heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual? Such a question has become almost redundant (everyone cares), but it begs a serious answer. Are our nation’s priorities so misaligned, and our thinking so flawed, that we believe a judge’s sexuality will determine her jurisprudence?
They are. And it’s high time we get our priorities back in order. I, for one, take no issue with a judge’s sexual preferences, as long as he or she is entirely qualified for the job. Which Elena Kagan most certainly is- regardless of whether or not she stepped on a softball field seventeen years ago.