Clean sweep: No Protestants on Court (heh-heh)

Not that I’m gloating about the success of our plot to take over the judiciary, but if Elena Kagan is confirmed, there will not be a single Protestant on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hey-heh-heh. I mean, uh, isn’t this interesting?

The fact that Ms. Kagan is Jewish draws attention away from the fact that two-thirds of the court is now Catholic. Crafty, eh?

Now, to work on the other two branches…

12 thoughts on “Clean sweep: No Protestants on Court (heh-heh)

  1. Matt

    Interesting observation.

    You know, I don’t remember much at all being said about Sotomayor being Catholic during her confirmation hearing. Much more was made of the Catholic faith of Sam Alito in the media, if I recall correctly. That one’s not too hard to figure out…

  2. Kathryn Fenner

    See, we never should have let you Papists elect Kennedy. Slippery slope….

    Of course, we will have THREE female judges, so take that, Ratzi!

  3. Wes Wolfe

    This reminds me of what my well-meaning, but ignorant, grandmother said when Ruth Bader Ginsburg was named to the Court: “She’s a Jew, but she’s a woman, so it’s OK.” As anybody with family who say things like that knows, I just shut up and kept my thoughts to myself.

  4. Kathryn Fenner

    @Wes– I actually scolded my dad when I was younger, and he evolved. He didn’t realize what he was saying–once I educated him, he even stopped voting Republican! 😉

  5. Michael P.

    And this is why the country is headed in the direction it is, because kids are the boss of the households today. The parents are just a set of older friends who want to be the kid’s best friends.

  6. Kathryn Fenner

    Michael P.–I was an adult by then, and a lawyer. My parents call me their Attorney Bernie, after the Dave Frishberg masterpiece. My parents and I have a great deal of mutual respect for our various areas of expertise. My dad knows everything about birds, chess, chemistry, how to do things without becoming an emotional basketcase; my mom is smarter than Martha Stewart–she knows how to do everything domestic, including spin yarn, and never had servants. I am the political and legal expert, and provide fashion and home decor advice. My brother, the editor, knows everything about techie things, as well as the major style books, and can drive anywhere in the country and not get lost for more than a few miles, without a map–he just knows all the highways.

  7. Pat

    Kathryn, I like the sound of your family!
    And Brad, thanks for “granfalloons”. …First time I’ve heard that term and I love its meaning.
    I hope the justice nominee is a good one. It would be great to revisit that opinion AGAIN about campaign reform.

  8. Herb Brasher

    Actually, people don’t realize that JFK actually did build that tunnel from Washington to the Vatican. They should admit it, and open it up to people who get stranded in Europe because of Mt. Eyjafjallajökull (try the pronunciation on that?, so that they can get home quicker. Might as well have some other use besides smuggling judges into the country . . . . Do you think I could be a novelist?

  9. Matt

    Burl–maybe your roommate didn’t want to tell you what a “moolie” really was for fear that you’d think he was a racist.

    Those of us with some Italian in us know what it means…

  10. Burl Burlingame

    I had a roommate in college who kept going on and on about the “damn moolies.” Finally I went, “What’s a moolie?”
    “Whoever I want it to be,” he snarled.

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