Oh good grief. During her Senate testimony yesterday to determine whether or not she is qualified to serve a life-term on the Supreme Court of the United States of America, one of the most powerful positions in the country, Elena Kagan was briefly “questioned” about the new Twilight movie, and whether or not she is on Team Edward or Team Jacob. (Video after the jump.) Now, look, I’m all for having fun in this life while we can. Lord knows, 2012 is less than two years away. And I subscribe to the worldview that people shouldn’t take themselves and things so seriously, even important people with very serious jobs. But, you know, sometimes they should? Like, President Barack Obama doesn’t always have to take himself seriously, BUT SOMETIMES HE SHOULD REALLY TAKE HIMSELF VERY SERIOUSLY. Similarly, Senators and Supreme Court Justice Nominees can see the lighthearted humor in something, they are human beings like the rest of us, living in a complicated and absurd world, of course they can see the lighthearted humor in something, JUST MAYBE NOT DURING THE FUCKING SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS, AND ESPECIALLY NOT TWILIGHT. What is this, a Junior High cafeteria?
Shut up, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).