Don't know nearly enough about Elena Kagan to form a big ole bloggable opinion about her, but the Republican response was as predictable as prickly heat under an Arizona moon.
Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) was perhaps the first Republican Senator to leap out and say he would oppose Kagan. Inhofe is contemptuous of laws which attempt to extend equal rights to gay Americans. He's also makes no secret of his hooting derision of the science of global climate change and wants a Constitutional amendment to make English the "official" language. So his grip on the Constitution rises to the level of his partisanship.
Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jon Kyl of Arizona, both of whom voted for Kagan's nomination to be President Obama's Solicitor General, now say they'll not be so hasty again.
And Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that the American public can expect a strong case of myopia setting in among Republican senators any second now.