Kagan to the Hill WEDNESDAY

Fox has learned Elena Kagan will meet one-on-one with Sen Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, WEDNESDAY morning, this according to his spokesman.

Unclear if she will start courtesy calls Tuesday – perhaps to the Judiciary Committee Chairman and Ranking GOPer – but usually the visit to leadership comes on the same day as the chair & ranking.

Let the circus begin -- as the nominee clocks some serious time on the Hill personally meeting with nearly all, if not all, 100 senators. The process is usually crammed into a few weeks, with the nominee facing a phalanx of television cameras and shouted reporter questions at many of the stops.

Let's hope the White House keeps her from rushing around any airports throughout this process.  Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle as she was running to catch a flight to D.C., so she had to endure much of the meet-n-greets on crutches.

Thankfully, Kagan lives in the DC metro area.