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Witness for the Prosecution

Posted on | June 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

On the list of witnesses for the Kagan confirmation hearings is a name I know well:

Capt. Flagg Youngblood, United States Army

Flagg is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, but I know him better as a former campus organizer for the Young America’s Foundation — we sat at the same dinner table at a YAF conference in 2008. He’s a Nashville native and Yale University graduate. Because Yale had abolished ROTC, Flagg commuted 70 miles to participate in the ROTC program at the University of Connecticut.

What kind of witness will he be at the Kagan hearings? This is from a column he wrote yesterday for Human Events:

If Kagan’s confirmation is to be stopped, conservatives must reach beyond the purview of our normal public policy concerns, and ask all dissatisfied Americans to take a moment from their busy lives to share a simple message with their senators.  Namely, Obama’s policies are destroying our economy, our national security, our environment, our future.  Elena Kagan cannot be permitted to permanently enthrone the Obama agenda on the Supreme Court.

And this is from a column Flagg wrote shortly after Obama nominated Kagan:

Elena Kagan, the President’s pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is an affable and intelligent Trojan horse.
Obama’s high court nominee has been groomed for years, standing ready for the judicial mission of advancing the secular-progressive agenda, if confirmed, for decades to come.
Conservatives can (and must!) build a coalition to defeat Kagan’s nomination.

The title of that column? “Supreme Court Sleeper Agent: Elena Kagan.” Heh. She’s a sleeper agent, all right:


6 Responses to “Witness for the Prosecution”

  1. Joe
    June 29th, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Unfortunately, the only way Kagan goes down is with some bombshell disclosure. Barring that, I am not sure we even want her to go down (given we do not have the numbers to take this fight on and Obama’s alternative picks are at least as bad, possibly worse).

    That does not mean these Senate hearings are not important. She wants to know what it is like to be Borked, I would suggest we indulge her. Revealing the Obama adgenda helps in 2010 and in 2012. The goal is to get Obama out so if Justice Ginsberg retires for example, Barack Obama is not picking her successor.

    And let’s pray for the health and well being of Nino, Clarence, John, Sam and Anthony. Amen!

  2. Adobe Walls
    June 29th, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    I would be surprised if Ginsberg is still supreme by the end of 2012.

  3. Joe
    June 29th, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    Althouse is saying Sessions is screwing up and Kagan is making him look foolish.

    But I have not confirmed that myself because I had to go out and water the hanging pots before I go to work for the day (they are those coco mat pots and if I do not water them every day they get dried out and my wife gets pissed off at me).