Oh I agree, she's not someone who can easily be dismissed by the GOP as a dangerous leftist, though some may well try - in fact it seems likely that Obama will get some criticism from the left rather than the right for this pick for perhaps not being liberal enough.
And just to buttress your point, here's a sample from HuffingtonPost.com:
FREEDOM BELL 32 minutes ago (1:11 PM)
I hope this is not true.
Obama criticized the Citizens United decision but will nominate the woman who botched the government's arguments against it? The woman who practically argued in favor of the Court's eventual decision?
As a senator, Obama worried about the power of the executive branch. Kagenis is closer to Roberts on that subject than to Senator Obama.
Kagen is not a closet liberal. She is a Conservative. That is why she was able to talk the liberals professors at Harvard Law School into hiring conservative professors. THAT is how she brought people together to create consensus. She will be a CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE.
I hope he does not nominate Kagen.
For a Constitutional Law Professor, Obama is a huge disappointment. How dare he authorize the killing of an American citizen without trial or due process. He demonstrated knowledge of constitutional law during the election but doesn't seem to remember it now.
Obama did not run as a moderate. That is a myth promulgated to explain his flip-flops. Obama ran as a liberal (maybe a 1970 moderate) and is clearly a BIG LIAR. He is a corporatist and I'm sure Kagen is the choice of his corporatist masters.
The main difference between Obama and the Republicans is that the only women Republicans like are beauty queens.