How to write a Thank You note

It’s Friday — time for something non-depressing and non-oil spill or G-20 related.

On June 28, the US Senate will begin confirmation hearings for Obama’s second nominee to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan. As reporters have been sifting through the paper trail,  they came across this thank you note she wrote to Bill Clinton after he nominated her to an appellate court judgeship. (She didn’t get it.)

I’m a fan of the hand-written thank you note. Whatever you think of Kagan, I thought hers was lovely. (I found this at Above the Law via a link from Corporette, which outs me as a person who visits a website that runs polls such vexing issues as whether women should wear their shirt collars inside or outside their lapels. Sorry.)