Although a few key Republican holdouts made the the vote closer than expected, the former Solicitor General Elena Kagan is now officially a Supreme Court justice. In other news, a vicious lightning storm has simultaneously hit DC. Media tweeters get in their licks on both:
We're not sure if she means the weather or the confirmation battle brewing in the halls of Congress...
Wow, the sky over DC is getting freaky.
...but it's clear to Dave Weigel the connection isn't accidental.
Kagan confirmed. Apocalyptic thunderstorm in DC. No coincidence.
In fact, the gods may have played a hand in it.
RELEASE THE KAGAN!
With SCOTUS monsters on the loose, we do hope this Huffington Post DC reporter made it back to the office.
huffpost weatherman @jbinckes has gone to the roof to observe this monsoon -- whether he returns wet or electrocuted is an open question
Pourmecoffee, meanwhile, foresees just how far-reaching Kagan's impact will be.
Get ready all y'all other branches because the Supreme Court softball team just got an UPGRADE.
While Marc Lynch sees the direst warnings proved terribly, terribly true.
Wild scene as Kagan begins cackling maniacally after Senate vote, pulling on burka + screaming "Allahu Akbar." McCarthy warned us.