May 23, 2017

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan asked whether she is Team Edward or Team Jacob

By Kim Palacios Our taxpayer dollars were hard at work yesterday when Senator Amy Klobuchar ( D – Minnesota) steered Senate Judiciary Committee questioning toward Twilight. In an unusual diversion, the Senator grilled Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan about her allegiance to Team Edward vs. Team Jacob.

“You had an incredibly grueling day yesterday and did incredibly well, but I guess it means you missed the midnight debut of the third Twilight movie last night,” began the Minnesota Senator. “We did not miss it in our household last night and it culminated in three fifteen year old girls sleeping over at 3AM. So, I have this urge to ask you…about the famous case of Edward vs. Jacob or the vampire versus the werewolf.”

Though Kagan’s expression remained diplomatically netutral, her deadpanned response was not. “I wish you wouldn’t,” replied Kagan as some witnesses bit back smiles and others appeared not to have the foggiest clue as to what Senator was asking.

Klobuchar herself admitted that she had been awake until the wee hours the previous night chaperoning her daughter to see the film. Perhaps the irregular line of questioning can be chalked up to a simple lack of sleep.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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