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Given the structure and the players so far, and a bit of shift in the ethnicity motif, the Kagan confirmation process sounds so far like it is following the Sotomayor script of one year ago.

Democrats on the judiciary committee imply, as we heard last summer, that the nominee is America's answer to the great William Blackstone!

Republicans on the committee imply, as they did last summer, that the nominee is a radical infiltrator of the American bar and, for all we know, a secret adherent of Trotsky's Spartacus League !

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Just fill in the blanks. Ain't the two-party "system" grand?

Here's the AP account.