Just two weeks ago, 160,000 pages of documents were released that detailed Elana Kagan's life as a Clinton adviser. Republicans complain that three weeks is not nearly enough time to properly review such a mass of materials. What has been reviewed, however, has not been reassuring. Kagan waffles when it comes to partial birth abortion and gun ownership. She will not be able to sit for a number of key Supreme Court cases given her past judicial involvement.
Most outstandingly, perhaps, is Kagan's approach to the military. Kagan did everything in her power to kick ROTC off of Harvard's campus during a time of critical need for the U.S. military — right after the start of the Iraq war. She was adamantly opposed to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and wanted to use her power to rebuff it in any way she could.
But Kagan sat pretty when Harvard accepted a $20 million donation from a wealthy Saudi with terrorist connections, which was given to Harvard around the same time as the ROTC kerfuffle. As many commentators have pointed out, Saudi Arabia executes anyone found to be gay. This contradiction was the highlight of Sen. Jeff Sessions' speech on the Senate floor last week: