The Clinton Presidential Library released a huge stash of emails from Elena Kagan's four-year stint in the Clinton administration today. Some people say they show a "blunt, savvy legal adviser" But she also said swears!
Her writing could be earthy, with at least three messages using variations on the two most common swear words.
In one, she responded to a message with a single word, weaving one of them into "unbelievable." In another, she said her staff should not take on empty tasks. "You should go," she said, "but don't volunteer us for the" scutwork - though she substituted an epithet for the first part of that last word.
(And this is why maybe sometimes you should just go ahead and fucking say "fuck" in a newspaper.)
"The court finds current death penalty laws ineffective and, frankly, back-asswards."