Kagan at the Bat

the president stands by his White Sox, even while halfway across the country.  But now we find out that new Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, has an appreciation for sport in her past as well.  However, it hasn’t come without controversy.

Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal had an old photo of Kagan playing softball on the front page which immediately led to public outcry.  Outcry?  Why, because that implies that she drinks or something?

Nope.  Instead it turns out that all female softball players are gay, a fact I wish I had been made aware of before.  Now I’m always going to wonder about that softball player I hooked up with in college.  Did she know that she was a lesbian?

Either way, we face an important moment.  No, I don’t mean the nomination of the first gay Supreme Court Justice.  Clarence Thomas already covered that.  What I mean is, what can we tell about Kagan and her policies from this picture?

Well, the first thing we notice is that she’s a righty.  I guess she could be a switch-hitter but we don’t even want to open that can of worms.  She also has a decent stance and she’s choking up on the bat a little to shorten the swing.  All in all, I’d say it looks like she knows what she’s doing. 

Which is good news because it means Obama also knows what he’s getting into.  If Reagan had known about Robert Bork’s infamous balk that lost his team the circuit court softball league championship in the summer of ’87, he might have thought twice about nominating him to the court so fresh on the heels of such disaster.  The bad blood from that alone probably cost him the votes of a couple senators who had money (and more) riding on the game.*

-A

*Although possible, RSBS has no proof of Bork’s softball shenanigans.  Or Ted Kennedy losing his man-ginity to Jesse Helms as a result of that balk.  However, we can assure you that Bork most certainly was not ratified by the senate and never sat on the Supreme Court.  Although who knows what happened in an alternate universe……?

7 Comments

The teams were capped to two ‘straight’ girls per. I found that funny. I caught that this morning. she has a good bend in her knees going for her stance too.
mike
http://thebrooklyntrolleyblogger.mlblogs.com/

Wow. All sides were joining in on the stereotypes.

http://stonebutch99.mlblogs.com

I dated a softball player in high school. Now she’s married with kids. She must be hiding her secret well…
-Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

I played boys baseball until they forced me to go with softball when I got older…this certainly explains a lot about some of my teammates ;o) LOL

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

The important thing about Kagan is she’s a baseball fan, which makes her a woman of taste in sports – even if she does root for the Mets.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

Jane?! (gasp) I don’t think I ever “read” you take a cheap shot at the Mets before?! : o LOL
mike

Sorry, Allen. Not buying the argument completely. Not all softball-playing women are lesbian or bisexual. It is all of the sudden that her stances as Harvard Law School Dean and Solicitor General are making the right nervous to want to filibuster when she goes for confirmation. As I always said to whomever wanted to press on such issues – a private life should never be held to scrutiny when his/her public life matters most!

To add to Jane – lJustice Sotomayor is a Yankee fan from the South Bronx. Why not add another She-Fan to the Court?

*plunk* *plunk*

http://heirloom.mlblogs.com

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