Joe Lieberman (I-CT), in all his infinite wisdom, told Fox News this morning he was thrilled about the prospect of Solicitor General Elena Kagan being appointed the new Supreme Court Justice. This could potentially mean a turn for the Court - here and here.
This is a fascinating moment maybe for all these reasons, acknowledging that the fact that Justice Stevens became the leader of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court, that President Obama may nominate someone in fact who makes the Court slightly less liberal, at least for a while.
Lieberman called Kagan a "bright and honorable person," BUT
I DON'T KNOW HER BACKROUND IN TERMS OF THE OPINIONS SHE HOLDS.
In another case of "we shall make no sense," Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said Kagan has "hard to challenge credentials." She "would be a respectable choice, but "Republicans would oppose her and honestly should oppose her." Kristol is a board member of Keep America Safe, co-founded by Liz Cheney and Debra Burlingame.
And finally Liz Cheney herself, the sudden expert on everything and everyone, said she had been a student of Kagan's and had respect for her. Kagan, she said, "never let politics into the classroom."
So, there you have it: a turncoat who has an obsessive need to always be in front of the camera; a neoconservative who advises Republicans to fight Kagan's appointment despite her credentials; and a Cheney no-experience-necessary who surprisingly says something positive about Kagan but shies away from actually endorsing her.