This is sad, because the Left is clearly afraid of the publicity a filibuster of this deeply unsuitable woman would bring. Look at Mathew Yglesias’s recent shrill attempt to rubbish Erickson on his blog.
So all will very happy with the effort of Senator Richard Lugar (RINO-In) to get them of the hook by announcing he will vote for Kagan, which One Old Vet correctly describes: Lugar Betrays Conservative Values AGAIN!
Happily there are reports of opposition at home: Lugar takes heat over Kagan support By Maureen Groppe Indy.com July 22, 2010 reports
State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel…said that Lugar is supposed to be the dean of the Indiana Republican Party but that his record on judicial nominations is abhorrent to the values the party stands for.
Micah Clark, the executive director of the American Family Association of Indiana, said Lugar "has become nothing more than a rubber stamp for this administration when it comes to judges and most nominees."
At this writing the poll Indy.com has by its article is running 55%-45% against Lugar.
This is very encouraging. The comprehension that Supreme Court Justices are lifetime super-legislators whose appointments must be treated as a political act is only now gaining currency amongst Republican operatives, let along the public. Few of the latter will have given much thought to how truly awful and dangerous Kagan is.
Time to get the computers fired up!