We have entered the third day of Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation hearings, America! And the process continues to evolve. If Day One can best be described as "The Day The GOP Put Thurgood Marshall On Trial" (and in fairness, it's not like they have any more "Strom Thurmond birthday parties" left, on which to do this) and Day Two can be rightly called "The Day Of Jeff Sessions Anger," then this third day is shaping up to be the "Day Of Emo-Undead Viral Video Follies."
To wit, here's Senator Amy Klobuchar, discussing a key matter of jurisprudence that will shape an untold number of legal precedents to come:
KLOBUCHAR: You had an incredibly grueling day yesterday, and did incredibly well, but I guess it means you missed the midnight debut of the third Twilight movie last night. We did not miss it in our household, and it culminated in three 15-year-old girls sleeping over at 3 a.m. So I have this urge to ask you about this --
KAGAN: I didn't see that.
KLOBUCHAR: I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward v. Jacob, or The Vampire v. The Werewolf.
KAGAN: I wish you wouldn't.
KLOBUCHAR: Well I know you can't comment on future cases.
Now I know what you are thinking. Doesn't this rather prove Kagan's point about how "the confirmation process takes on an air of vacuity and farce?" Yes, it does. But I am going to allow this line of questioning from Senator Klobuchar because Kagan is obligated to answer all of these questions, anyway. And besides, it allows me to tag this post with the words "Twilight" and "Twilight Eclipse" so that I can win "all the Internet moneys."
At any rate, today's gothic, supernatural fun isn't confined to the chamber. Here's a video shot by TPM's Christina Bellantoni, of an anti-abortion vaudeville performer dressed as the Grim Reaper, singing "Only You (And You Alone)" by the Platters, for the spare change of passersby:
This is what passes for "Glee" in Washington, DC.