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Elena Kagan - Death Sentence for Bad 'Twilight' Joke

6/30/2010 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Apparently, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan isn't a fan of "Twilight" ... 'cause at today's Senate confirmation hearing, the gun critic shot down a terribly delivered "joke" question about "Twilight" like she was Annie frickin' Oakley.

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The super uncomfortable exchange all went down when Sen. Amy Klobuchar had the floor ... and informed Kagan that she had just watched the "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" movie ... and wanted to know if Kagan was Team Jacob or Team Edward.

She chuckled ... but it didn't seem like Kagan was amused.

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cmartin    

It doesn't even matter anymore what is asked during these hearings. These people will tell you anything that they think America wants to hear. Sotomayor mentioned she was in full support of gun rights/2nd amendment during her hearings, and during this latest ruling this week, she was one of the 4 supreme court justices that voted against gun rights. She blatantly lied to the face of the American public to get the confirmation. What's most sad, is that we cannot get rid of these Supreme Court Justices like we can vote out our senators/representatives/presidents. This is a lifetime appointment that has irreversible decisions. So yes, it is a very serious matter and the questions/vetting should be tougher. If only we could kick these idiots out the first instance when they lie. I would assume you'd have to be under some oath to answer questions in a hearing?

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Dorene    

I think that Elena would make a fine supreme court judge. She is able to talk to the senators and answer their questions and still smile. The GOP is taking this too far. Three women on the court is just fine.

1542 days ago
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Mrs.NC    

Seeing as how she's a lezbo they should have said Team Bella or Team Leah.. lol..

1542 days ago
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Mrs.NC    

Wow seeing as how shes a lezbo they should have asked her Team Bella or Team Leah.. lol..

1542 days ago
50.

Donna    

Now why in the hell would a seated senator embarrass themselves by asking about a damn movie???!!!!!

There are so many more important issues that this lady will face as a justice than some damn fictional movie and its characters. Who ever this chick is her state needs to make damn sure her name is marked off the ballet in the upcoming elections!!

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Kagansagash    

Kagan is the biggest mistake for a supreme, she has no life experiences, no practical training as an attorney - my god she's never even presented a case at trial. She's like so many law professors I know who have spent their judicial careers in a classroom and have no idea how things work in the real world. Let me ask all of you who attended college then went on to work in your field - did college prepare you for how things really work in the real world - NO. We need a supreme with ACTUAL experience - not just a walking diploma. And the people on here that think she is good choice are even dumber than she is.

1542 days ago
52.

nukka    

um..why is their BP propaganda before your videos??

1542 days ago
53.

Pound Sand    

Wow what a joke this has become. These people should try to live in our America and come to realize what a waste of time, air and money they are! Wow these are the people that run our country and make our laws. They are all blithering idiots!

1542 days ago
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Pound Sand    

@59 Kagansagash

I could not agree with you more! Excellent points!

1542 days ago
55.

C    

This person has no business being a judge, let alone on the Supreme Court. She is NOT impartial, she is extremely liberal and biased as is the President. Obama's intention is so blatant, as are all his moves, that he is there to serve his OWN personal and political socialist agenda and nothing else.

1542 days ago
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Pound Sand    

I bet when Franken heard Twilight he stopped doodling and woke up!

1542 days ago
57.

Shells    

Kagan sounds like a bia... No sense of humor at all

1542 days ago
58.

Sandra    

PPL R ONLY SAYING NO BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR MINDS MADE UP WAY BEFORE SHE EVER SAID A WORD. THE SAME PPL NEED TO GET A SINCE OF HUMER..BET THEY WOULDN'T FEEL THAT WAY IF SHE WAS THE PERSON THEY ACTUALLY WANT IN THAT POSITION..IDIOTS !

1542 days ago
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Trish    

@max great post! BP has restricted areas on the beaches, cleanup workers can't cross. When did they own the beaches? BP is as dirty as the toxic oil hitting land and killing the Gulf.

1542 days ago
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LisaT    

Listen I am a fan of the Twilight movies I really am but, why was that question even asked. Seriously, why?! That is such a stupid question to ask. The person who asked it should not even be allowed on the panel ever again. Her home state must be embarrassed, I would be if she came from my state. Of all the questions to ask and she asked that one.

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