Dear Bob; the word you seek is "Blub" - Updated!
Somerby bravely, gamely wades through a swamp of blub from Maddow, Dionne, and especially Lawrence O'Donnell, in describing how the elites have spoken on Elena Kagan, and only a rude bumpkin would ever say a word against her. But he misses the lede, which is O'Donnell, who straight-facedly says (while comparing Kagan to Thurgood Marshall) that she's not smart enough to fool Obama that she is (apparently) not a Secret Conservative, because:
"Barack Obama is the wisest and most learned legal scholar ever to occupy the White House".
Stand aside Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, et. al.. With inferiors like George Washington, Mt. Rushmore is not mountain enough for the visage of Dear Leader.
In case you didn't already know, he is also The Most Interesting Man in the World.
Updated! Now with appropriate image inspiration for O'Donnell. Oh, and yes, the word I sought was "Evah!"
* Thanks for the correction Lambert.