Since 9/11, we’ve all had to pretend that we are all New Yorkers and you simply weren’t allowed to say anything nasty about NYC. Somehow or another, it was no longer a refuge for coastal elites, gays, artists, and sundry Hollywood types. It was ground zero of real America. That started to shift last week when that commie Mayor Bloomberg tried to ban the sales of guns to potential terrorists, and now Ed Whelan really lets us know it is time to rip into the city:
In addition to her kicking military recruiters off Harvard’s campus during wartime and being paid for a comfy position on a Goldman Sachs advisory board, this passage (from this article) nicely captures Elena Kagan’s remoteness from the lives of most Americans:
Kagan … is such a product of New York City that she did not learn to drive until her late 20s. According to her friend John Q. Barrett, a law professor at St. John’s University, it is a skill she has not yet mastered.
“Such a product of NYC!” It’s on, folks, and frankly, I’m thrilled. I hate the Yankees.
Also, I’m totally stoked for the driver’s test portion of future court nominations.