I don’t think he has to spend much political capital at all on the nomination. Some republicans are already falling over themselves to say good things about Kagan. Even Laura Bush came out of nowhere to say nice things about the prospect of another woman on the SC.
Get ready to put another one in the BOHICA file, guys … unless the public can get mobilized to put the fear of the ballot into a few politicians, and I doubt it’ll happen in time because everybody's using the "don't really know her stance" excuse.
The "no paper trail" bit is a flat-out lie unless you don’t count what she’s written from her thesis to the thousands of documents cranked out when she worked for the Clinton administration. She’s as "liberal" as they come. "Stealth" doesn’t equal "less radical"
Keep smiling ... it'll just make 'em wonder what you're up to...