During her time in the Clinton White House Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan worked to undermine opposition to the barbaric practice of partial birth abortion. She was able to get a contact at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to insert a few lines in a report that was later used as the basis for legal challenges to a state ban on the practice. National Review has the full story. It's sort of a similar and equally dishonest tactic as that used by Obama officials at the Dept. of Interior who added language supporting a moratorium on oil drilling to a statement by scientists. A statement to which the scientists strongly object.
The memo which Kagan wrote has her handwriting on the document.During the confirmation hearings, Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) asked her a simple question: "Did you write that memo." What followed was some of the most blatant evasion I have ever heard a public official make; let alone a nominee for the high court.
In answering, or rather NOT answering, this direct question, does Kagan sound like the kind of honest person who would make a good judge who can rise about politics to render decisions on the most important matters?
HATCH: I'M HAPPY TO HAVE YOU CLARIFY IT. THAT IS MY QUESTION, DID YOU WRITE THAT MEMO?
KAGAN: THE MEMO WHICH IS -- THE MEMO THAT BASICALLY
YES, I HAVE SEEN THE DOCUMENT.
HATCH: DID YOU WRITE THE MEMO?
KAGAN: THE DOCUMENT IS CERTAINLY IN MY HAND WRITING. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THE DOCUMENT WAS A PRODUCT OF A...