After Election of Reagan, Kagan Yearned for a 'More Leftist Left'
- Pete Winn -- CNSNews.com
- May 12, 2010
(CNSNews.com) - Elena Kagan, President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, has always been a committed liberal--and said so as early as 1980, as the undergraduate editor of the student newspaper at Princeton.
Kagan, who served as editorial committee chairman for the Daily Princetonian, even wrote of her hope in the aftermath of the election of 1980 and the Reagan Revolution that “a new, revitalized, perhaps more leftist left will once again come to the fore.”
In the signed editorial that she wrote Nov. 10, 1980, Kagan described the pivotal election and the devastating loss of her favorite candidate--ultra-liberal congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman. But the young Kagan also told readers that she grew up on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where she said, “nobody ever admitted to voting Republican” and the “real” primary was the Democratic primary.
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