The Rap On From Kagan

The Washington Post, having already brought us the definitive rap on Elena Kagan, today brings us a rap by Elena Kagan. At PostPartisan, Alexandra Petri has rewritten “in rap form” Kagan’s opening statement from her confirmation hearing yesterday such that it “conveys the same information” but is “just a bit hipper.” You be the judge (in part):

Order in the court! MC Kagan in the house!
Thank you all, here’re the principles that I espouse!
The Supreme Court is where I’ve always wanted to be
I just wish I could serve with Justice Stevens — J.P.
I’ve wanted to be on the court since I could toddle
And his humble independence was always my model.


Order in the court! I was a Harvard dean!
Don’t bother me with questions ‘bout the way I lean!
Now of justices defunct I’ll say, to one I’m partial
And he goes by the name of Justice Thurgood Marshall…

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.