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.