The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show

The Kavanaugh hearings have me going. I keep seeing that poor woman mewling her truth, whose life may never be the same because of it.

She was no Cosby girl showing up with pluck and swagger. No, Christine Blasey Ford, is an entirely different animal, strong but humble, as if Bambi took the stand.

I am happy about this FBI investigation since, that’s the very least we can do to honor the valor it took for her, to not only take a lie detector test, but to publicly recount her pain.

The big question is, will they really investigate, or just go toss back a few cold ones pretending that they did?  The days of J. Edgar Hoover, who wasn’t all that straight in more ways than one either, would have at least done his job.

Doing things for show has become the norm, what looks good on paper. That slam dunk photo op.

I thought Arizona Senator Jeff Flake speaking his conscience, had a John Quincy Adams moment, though it was pointed out to me, he’s not up for reelection with little to lose.

I’d rather think those hallowed halls of Congress spoke to him. To elect a Supreme Court Justice awarded so much sway who remotely could have done what he’s accused of, is too huge to take lightly.

It also takes guts to stand up to all those preferring that you didn’t, which brings me back to John Quincy Adams and the 1836 Gag Rule, where you weren’t allowed to speak of slavery on the floor of the U.S. Senate because it made the southern states just too uncomfortable.

Our former 6th president serving 189 years before our present one, the only one returning to the House of Representatives, thought it passionately, unconstitutional bringing it up at every opportunity.

He’d be shouted down, threatened to be expelled, but did it anyway, and ultimately, in 1844 it was overturned.

You know why he did this?

Because it was the right thing to do, just as probing further into these ugly allegations is the right thing to do.

I also want to say, the litany about Kavanaugh’s children praying for Mrs. Ford, was a cheap shot. It sure sounded good on TV though, and boy, does it look great in print.

Those two little girls ages 13 and 10, should be praying for their father, that he locates the integrity needed for the role he’s probably going to get to play.

Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme, in my opinion, let’s just say, is no Diana Ross.





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15 Responses to The Kavanaugh Dog and Pony Show

  1. I’m not feeling good about this whole thing. In another time, he would have been removed as a candidate and someone else nominated. He can’t be the only one eligible. Personally I’d like to see diversity in the Supreme Court just as there is in the population. His wailing offended me. Denying is one thing. Railing out at everyone and the process is another. Buck up man. You may have to pay the piper but probably not. Let’s hope nothing bad ever happens to his daughters. I wonder if he would believe them or if that would be different.

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    • I had no plans to write about it, but I can’t stop thinking of it all. First Bill Cosby going to jail, that I feel was well served, and now this. It’s like a bad ongoing miniseries.

      I can’t believe he won’t get elected, and you’re right, they should just cut bait now. I’m quite disheartened over the whole affair.

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  2. Eilene Lyon says:

    The entire court will be tarnished for decades by this. Our government no longer has the “checks and balances” envisioned by the authors of the constitution.

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  3. Arthur says:

    I didn’t know about the slavery gag rule – another travesty that belies this country’s illusion of its “greatness”.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I would make the worst juror ever. I tend to believe whoever is speaking at the moment, once again proving that I have a huge amount of gullibility in my DNA. So in the future, if you’re on trial and I’m on the jury, make sure your side speaks last, ha ha!
    Seriously though, I hope the truth comes out for the sake of whoever speaks the truth. After so much time memories get clouded and reality gets rewritten, maybe by both sides. I also think that each side might believe they are telling the truth.

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    • I’m just tired of it all. Every day there’s a new scandal like a circus that’s come to town. Reminds me of the Christians and Lions when seats would be filled with those entertained by the gore.

      I’m sorry for her. I’m sorry for him. I don’t think he should be elected since, there’s too many questions, nebulous or otherwise.

      Who’s next Skinny? sigh


  5. I didn’t know that about John Quincy Adams. I really admire people who stand up for the right thing even when it makes them unpopular. I’m amazed at how brave Blasey-Ford is to testify when she gets nothing out of it except her life ruined. Hopefully it gets resolved soon.

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  6. robprice59 says:

    The independence of the judiciary is a foundation stone that democracy and civilised society are built upon. The moment judicial appointment is a political ploy, the whole edifice is built upon sand. Crooks appointing crooks does not auger well for anyone.

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  7. Ugh, I watched the entire horse and pony fiasco. Let’s pray that some more Senators channel JQA today to do what is right and just for the people of this country.

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