Near the end of his questioning, Senator Patrick Leahy addressed the accusation that Elena Kagan is somehow “anti-military.” He points out an op-ed in the Washington Post written by a Harvard Law School grad who demolishes that particular attack.
If Elena Kagan is “anti-military,” she certainly didn’t show it. She treated the veterans at Harvard like VIPs, and she was a fervent advocate of our veterans association. She was decidedly against “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but that never affected her treatment of those who had served. I am confident she is looking forward to the upcoming confirmation hearings as an opportunity to engage in some intellectual sparring with members of Congress over her Supreme Court nomination. I would respectfully warn them to do their homework, as she has a reputation for annihilating the unprepared.