An honest lib admits that of course Elena Kagan ought to recuse herself from the Supreme Court deliberations on Obama Care next summer. There will be no similar outbreaks of contact with reality from the left next spring.
However! A Kagan recusal may yet happen! Courtwatcher Orin Kerr predicted last summer that there were six to eight votes for the ObamaCare mandate. If his vote-counting is correct I can imagine (based on nothing but speculation) a scenario in which Chief Justice Roberts privately suggests to Ms. Kagan that she should recuse herself for the sake of the Court's public image, and also assures her that her recusal won't affect the outcome.
Which means that from here in the cheap seats, if we see a Kagan recusal it means that the ObamaCare decision is already in the bag for Obama.