Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kagan's version of "It depends on what the meaning of 'is' is"

Rush played it during his Wednesday radio show and Byron York at the Washington Examiner posted the slippery response from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to Sen. Orin Hatch regarding a memo about abortion. To cut to the chase:
“Did you write that memo?” Hatch asked.

“Senator, with respect,” Kagan began, “I don’t think that that’s what happened — ”

“Did you write that memo?”

“I’m sorry — the memo which is?”

“The memo that caused them to go back to the language of ‘medically necessary,’ which was the big issue to begin with — ”

“Yes, well, I’ve seen the document — ”

“But did you write it?”

“The document is certainly in my handwriting."
Sheeeeesh. Her version of "Yes" was, "The document is certainly in my handwriting." Reminiscent of Bill Clinton's slippery answer, "It depends on what the meaning of is is."

Meanwhile, we learn from The Washington Examiner that Elena Kagan is the reason for the language in the partial birth abortion saying it "may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of a woman, and only the doctor, in consultation with the patient, based upon the woman's particular circumstances can make this decision."

And all along it was thought medical professionals had written that statement. Now we discover it was a Clinton policy advisor who today is sitting in front of Congress waiting to be confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice.

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