Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama today called Supreme Court nominee Elaina Kagan’s lack of judicial experience a “dramatic deficit.”
Sessions, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is also worried she would try to mold the law to her liberal beliefs, instead of simply ruling on the evidence on constitutional grounds. He believes Kagan has a dangerous political approach to the law that makes her unfit for the Supreme Court.
In short, he’s worried that she’s a liberal activist with no experience at being a judge, but only in writing politically-charged speeches for others to argue.
Sounds familiar. I have often spoken about our President’s lack of experience to do the job he’s been elected to do. Organizing others to take freebie handouts from the government is not the same as making hard managerial decisions. He wants to compare himself to Reagan, but Reagan had been a Governor, as have 4 of the past 5 presidents. (Bush 42 had been a senior government civilian and gained governing experience that way.)
Mr Obama makes good speeches, but he lacks depth for the job. I call him an empty suit.