There are two kinds of reactions to the following statement, made by Andrea Mitchell on Morning Joe, about Elena Kagan’s qualifications to be a Supreme Court Justice:
If you can run Harvard, and the Harvard Law factory, then you can run almost anything.
Reaction number one… nodding head in silent (and unthinking) approval, and reaction number two… “What’s that again?”
Seriously? Anything? As Dean of the law school, she proved adept at fundraising, no doubt. But this qualifies her for almost anything? What about vetting mergers and acquisitions, negotiating a contract, representing someone in a divorce, not to mention running a bakery or a bank…