Biden: 'Thank God' Kagan Wasn't a Judge

Then-Harvard dean was right to oppose military recruiters: VP
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2010 11:09 AM CDT

Joe Biden's glad Elena Kagan was never a judge, and he says she was justified in trying to kick military recruiters off the Harvard Law School campus. “She's gonna be a superb justice,” he said on ABC's Good Morning America today. Asked about the military recruiters, he replied, “She was right,” clarifying that the then-dean was merely reverting to a long-held school policy.

“This is not a single bit of anti-military bias," the VP said. "She does think, and I agree with her, that the don't-ask-don't-tell policy is a very bad policy.” As for the solicitor general's lack of judicial experience, Biden said, “It's not a deal breaker. Thank God it isn't. … Thank God there's been people other than Circuit Court of Appeals justices.” He noted that revered justices like William Rehnquist, Thurgood Marshall, and Hugo Black were never judges. (Read more Joe Biden stories.)

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