Friday, May 14, 2010

Was Elena Kagan a Socialist in College?

Allahpundit has the roundup of all deep thoughts on the matter. It wouldn't surprise me if she were. I'm pretty sure I was a socialist on or about Oct. 17, 1982, but I was a sophomore in college and probably drunk at the time. My friend and frequent commenter Rich can likely confirm this, although he was probably drunk, too. . . .

I was taking a course called "Sociology and the Law" at the time and my sociology professor, who was influencing my thinking, almost certainly was a socialist, too. There's a lot of that sort of thinking going on in academe and it's hardly news. What's different is that the West Wing has more than a little bit of the typical faculty lounge mentality in it these days. We elected these people, so we just have to deal with it.

So that leaves the question: is Elena Kagan a socialist now? Based on the available evidence, not likely. We won't find out from reading her old college papers, though.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with being friendly and enjoying conversation with other people? One should be able to be social without getting drunk, however....Socialism? That's very different, Oh never mind.

R.A. Crankbait said...

Maybe she was merely a SUG - Socialist Until Graduation.

Anonymous said...

I can coonfirm this, but I wasn't a Socialist...I was just a drunk.

Rich

Mr. D said...

Yep, Rich. Lot of that going around in Whitney Hall.