[UPDATE]: Welcome, Hot Air readers.
Having reviewed the completely voluntary decision of the White House to freak out over Ben Domenech’s mention in passing of now-probable USSC nominee Elena Kagan’s rumored sexuality – and before anybody freaks out in their turn, note this passage, please:
…one wonders what all the fuss was about. After all, Ben, Sanchez, Yglesias, Glenn freaking Greenwald – and for that matter, myself – are all more or less in agreement that a strong reaction to this is at least a bit odd. In a world where Senators Cornyn & Sessions can both readily and for the record state that sexual orientation is not a barrier for a Supreme Court spot, why would the White House jump on this issue with both feet? And why did they, by the way, do so in a manner that explicitly and authoritatively denies that Ms. Kagan is gay? It’s a mystery…
PS: Amusing that Ben was able to place something over at HuffPo, no? I can think of about a dozen people on the Left who are grinding the hell out of their teeth right now because of that.