Monday, May 10, 2010

Judging from Past Experience...

From the people who brought you Barack Obama comes Elena Kagan, the President's latest Supreme Court nominee. Let's take a look at her experience as a judge...

Oh wait. She doesn't have any.

Maybe it's me, but I've noticed more and more people getting elevated to positions they haven't earned because of factors that have nothing to do with ability. Invariably, the Left loves this sort of thing because, to them, experience doesn't matter so long as your ideas are in the right place.

At least, not until someone from a different political persuasion lacks experience. Remember how the Left hounded former FEMA Director Michael Brown after Katrina? They just loved to point out his lack of experience in disaster management (although it didn't seem to bother them when Brown successfully oversaw the management of previous disasters) and mocked him for being a horse trainer.

Now, they have a Supreme Court nominee without experience, and what do the Leftists do? They rally around her, saying "Experience doesn't matter." Pardon me for thinking that experience might be important in a role that makes legal precedent that impacts generations of Americans, especially considering that role is pretty much for life. Having someone with some actual trial experience might come in handy. Contrary to Leftist belief, experience is pretty important.

Just look at the unqualified graduate of Harvard Law who picked Kagan to serve on the USSC.

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