Kagan and the committee know that, barring some gaffe, her nomination is assured. Slam dunk.
It would be interesting if she and the committee members could get into a thoughtful discussion about the balance between the 3 branches of government: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Supposedly equal.
Senator Robert Byrd (D-WVA), who died this morning, lamented that - over the 50 years that he served - the Executive branch (i.e. the President) has become more equal then the others.
Specifically he was talking about President Bush and Iraq, but I think he was also talking in more general terms.