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Maureen Dowd on Elena Kagan

Maureen Dowd on Elena Kagan

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd waded into the controversy surrounding Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court by poking fun at the stereotypes that constrict all women, regardless of sexual orientation.

Dowd constructed a mock e-mail in which Vice President Joe Biden, with characteristic chattiness, proudly announced to supporters that Kagan is straight. The vice president drops one cringe-inducing line after another in the message composed by Dowd.

"She went to Harvard, not Smith," writes Dowd. "It's Elena, not Ellen. She barely drives, much less a Subaru. She's never been spotted at Home Depot or the Meow Mix bar. And she doesn't have Ani DiFranco on her iPod."

Read the column here.
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