Permit me to use that tired saw: You can’t make these things up. I’d say that fits the whole Trump presidency, but there’s something extra juicy about this. Two people of sterling reputations (well, at least until they are totally slimed by the opposite side this week), on course to call each other liars face to face under oath in a Senate hearing next Monday.
At stake is whether Judge Kavanaugh will be named to the Supreme Court or not, since only a handful of senators who would otherwise back him, may not now, depending on who they believe once the gun smoke settles.
As you probably know, Christine Blasey Ford, a professor and research psychologist, has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when both were in high school decades ago. She raised this issue in letters to Senators which she hoped would remain confidential, but once leaked, she decided to go all in and here we are.
I believe Ford’s recollection over Kavanaugh’s, first because she is inviting hell into her life by stepping forward, so she must believe deeply in the righteousness of her stand. And second because Kavanaugh was quite a drinker in high school and college as well, something that has failed to draw attention until now.
To whatever extent he was an eagle scout, he was also a party guy. According to a friend with him that night, Mark Judge, such drunken escapades were not rare for him and his friends.
When hearing of the accusations against his friend, Judge called them “absolutely nuts”. But this is from a pal who wrote a book titled: Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk, in which he talks about being “wild drunk” with girls along with his friends. (Go here to read more.)
Judge has confessed to “bouts of dehumanizing lust.” I imagine Kavanaugh has some confessing to do as well. I’ll be curious to see if he tries to maintain his complete innocence as a youth or come clean.
Blasey Ford’s lawyer went too far in indicating in a TV interview that her client would probably have been raped had the boys not been too drunk to pull it off. How about the possibility that the boys would not have acted quite so badly had they not been so drunk? Still, acting like asses, still guilty of molestation, but that is not rape even if Blasey Ford feared that would happen.
Whatever happened that night, Blasey Ford clearly feels she was assaulted and Kavenaugh would do well to deal with that in a humane way instead of insisting “it” never happened and acting as if he were some kind of choir boy back then.