Elena Kagan thought experiment

Israel/PalestineUS Politics
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Elena Kagan at her confirmation hearings:

"As you know, I don’t think it’s a secret I am Jewish," she added. "The state of Israel has meant a lot to me and my family."

How would Kagan have been received by the Senate, by the media, and by the lobby if she had said instead:

"As you know, I don’t think it’s a secret I am Palestinian [or Muslim]," she added. "Palestine has meant a lot to me and my family."
 

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