I’m not yet going to chime in on the merits of the president’s latest pick for the Supreme Court. I am impressed, however, with the respect she has shown for conservative academics, her commitment to intellectual diversity and the appreciation she has shown for the Federalist Society.
That said, despite her broad-mindedness, Republican Senators have a good case for filibustering her. Indeed, they just need crib from the comments made by Democratic Senators during the Alito hearings, including the words used by a certain Senator then representing Illinois.
NB: To make sure I’m not misunderstood. I’m not making the case for filibustering Kagan, just pointing out that Obama and his fellow partisans have already made it.