This is a big country with lots and lots of very talented, highly educated, tremendously motivated people. And no one has its finger on the pulse of the people who make this country what it is more than Vanity Fair.Yes. It tells us so much. I have to agree.
And when it came time to pick the 100 who most move and shake things in America, more than half-more than half-are Jews. And on the list of those who will one day be on that list, more than half-more than half-are Jews. Not to mention that almost 100 percent of those who were on the list and are poised to make a comeback are Jews.
Tells you so much about the place of Jews in this country, about the amazing people Jews are.
When Elena Kagan went through her last confirmation hearings, some people questioned her qualifications seeing that she had never been a judge and had never argued a case in ANY court up to that point. Not to mention that she has remarkably few writings for people to pore over. But aside from that, and aside from the fact that this is a big country full of talented, highly educated and tremendously motivated people, she's perfect. Perfect to make a trifecta of Jews on the Supreme Court, along with Breyer and Ginsberg, a full 33% representation to make sure that those 2% of Jews in America can feel good about their power at all times. Seeing as they wield so much of it, sort of out of all proportion but hey, who's counting? I mean, honestly, considering that Jews represent over half of the movers and shakers in this country, holding themselves back at only 33% of the Supreme Court is actually a great deal for us non-Jews. I don't know why anyone would complain.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R) Oklahoma: "How are you going to handle that, and how are you going to prepare yourself?"How do you answer the charge that you are not qualified?
Elena Kagan (amused): "I'm very confident that I'm up to this part of the job, as I am to all the many other parts.....(serious) I think I bring a lifetime of learning and study of the law, and particularly, of the constitutional and administrative law issues, that form the core of the court's docket. I think I bring up some of the communication skills that have made me a (smiling) -- I'm just going to say -- a famously excellent teacher... um... ah... (laughter in room)
But I'm confident that I AM qualified, your honor! Hahahahaha.
Very good then. You're hired!
"I am honored and I am humbled by this nomination and by the confidence you have shown in me." ~ Elena Kagan
Sure thing lady.
Hey while we're talking about humility check out this video from Goon Squad.