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Pity the poor nominees to the Supreme Court. Not one ever fulfills our polymorphous desires. Why cannot Elena Kagan be, in addition to all that she is, a child of the Montana grasslands; an evangelical convert; half Asian; and a proud alumna of the University of Georgia -- how 'bout them dawgs.

Well, Elena, you're likable enough. Still, I confess that my heart sank when I read what your fellow law clerk, Carol Steiker, had to say about your turn away from private practice.

At some point probably in the late 1980s, Kagan had an encounter with a young associate at a mergers and acquisitions firm. According to Steiker:

"He was single and he had no family and he was earning -- the sum seemed unimaginable -- $750,000 a year as a young partner.  So she asked the guy, 'What do you do with all that money?' And he said, 'I buy art.'  I remember her telling that story and just shaking her head."

May 13, 2010 9:20 AM |


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