(August 5) – Elena Kagan, once a solicitous general, has been confirmed as the 112th Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (or, “SCOTUS” in DC parlance).
While other nominees have ben pilloried for their judicial activism and views as divined from years of published judicial opinions, Ms. Kagan was pilloried for just the opposite. The quietest nominee since Silent Cal Coolidge.
Well, we did learn that she is a policy wonk, Justice Marshall nicknamed her “shortie,” she plays softball, and we know where to find her on Christmas Day — like any nice Jewish girl, “in a Chinese restaurant.” My girl has a sense of humor! And brains. Forget Julia Roberts, too 80s. Today’s hot woman has smarts – has laughter – has – a great slow inside pitch!
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Parody of “Oh, Pretty Woman”
by Ken Rynne
See, Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, 510 U.S. 569 (1994) (the “Pretty Woman/Ugly Woman” case) established that a commercial parody can qualify as fair use of copyright material.
Elena Kagan, walking down the street
ELENA KAGAN, DOWN THERE BY MY FEET
I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth
No one could BE AS…wicked SMART — as you!
ELENA KAGAN, won’t you pardon me
ELENA KAGAN, I could not help see
That your IQ is high as can be
Are you NERDY just like me
ELENA KAGAN, stop a while
ELANA KAGAN, talk a while
ELENA, share POLICY INSIGHTS with me
ELENA KAGAN , yeah yeah yeah
ELENA KAGAN, look my way
ELENA KAGAN, pitch slow, inside to me
‘Cause I need you, I’ll treat you right
Come with me baby, read briefs tonight
Elena Kagan, don’t walk on by
Elena Kagan, don’t make me cry
Elena Kagan, don’t walk away, hey…okay
If that’s the way it must be, okay
I guess I’ll go on home, it’s late
There’ll be tomorrow night, but wait
What do I see?
Is she walking back to me?
Confirmed & walking back to me!
Oh, oh, Elena Kagan!
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