Kagan's Thesis Proves She's an 'Avowed Socialist' Says Erick Erickson; other bloggers yawn By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted May 14, 2010 11:34 AM CDT 36 comments Comments Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan smiles during her meeting with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in Washington Thursday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Newser) – Erick Erickson, the right-winger commenter CNN hired to much derision, has gotten his hands on Elena Kagan's college thesis, and he sums it up with typical understatement: "This proves Elena Kagan is an open and avowed socialist," he writes for Red State. "The woman declares that socialists must stick together instead of fracture in order to advance a socialist agenda, which Kagan advocates." Erickson—he offers a link to the PDF, but it appears to be on the fritz—is taking needling even on the right for making too a big deal of it. "I chuckle at the idea that a paper on radicalism is evidence of the author's radicalism," writes David Weigel for the Washington Post's Right Now blog. At Hot Air, Allahpundit is similarly unmoved and notes that the Weekly Standard covered similar ground a year ago. "Does anyone seriously think she’s going to get Borked over this?"