Since I am the first person to point out President Obama's flaws, let me also jump to praise him with a little-noticed but significant appointment this past week. With nary a peep from the media, former Harvard Law School dean and noted lawyer Elena Kagan was sworn in last week as the nation's first female Solicitor General.
The solicitor general is not a well-known post, but it is a highly influential one. The solicitor general not only argues the administration's positions before the U.S. Supreme Court but also crafts administration legal positions on a host of crucial public policy issues.
So hear, hear for the Obama administration for placing the first female in this critical legal post.
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