Elena Kagan is confirmed by the Senate and will be sworn in as a justice of the Supreme Court. That’s three women on the court, folks. I can remember when the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor had some troglodytes wetting their pants. Hell, I can remember when local television stations began to hire women to give the weather reports (“weather girls”), and the troglodytes wet their pants over that.
It strikes me also that the Right’s usual smear campaign wasn’t nearly as visible as it was for Sonia Sotomayor. I guess a Jewish woman is not as scary as a Latina woman.