I had my old pappy watch this farce (billed as an “Historic Hearing”) for 15 minutes short of 9 hours today, and Judge Kavanaugh admitted he didn’t watch Dr. Ford’s testimony at all. He was preparing his “defense,” which sounded as though he had taken a page from old Tronald Dump’s playbook!
Dr. Ford told her harrowing story with an amazingly steady voice, and answered all questions, explaining areas where her memory was not perfect. Based on old pap’s report, I found her testimony to be extremely credible. The lady attorney, replacing the seriously ugly Republicrat Senators who didn’t want to appear as harassing a sexual assault victim, conducted a fair examination, and Old Chuck Grassley interrupted as often as possible, just to prove he could do it.
The good Judge’s “defense” was climaxed by his resort to conspiracy theory. “This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit,” he raged, “fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record. Revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups. This is a circus.” He did soften up a bit when he tearfully told about his 10 year-old daughter asking if she could say a prayer for the “lady.” Kinda choked up old pap and me, too! After a question or two by the attorney, the Republicrats reclaimed their questioning periods to express their “himpathy” to the judge for the scandalous treatment he’d received from those terrible Demoblicans. The coup de grace came with Sen. Kennedy having Kavanaugh swear to God his innocence. Done deal!
Now, pap and I wonder if any of us will ever know the truth about the good judge since the honorable Republicrat Senators decided not to pursue such a silly concept, even for a Supreme Court appointment. To be fair to Judge K., we suppose one could accept his assertion that “he loves beer, and perhaps has drunk a bit too much on occasion,” but that he’s never had any memory lapses might be a tad too much to believe. From the sound of witness statements, which, of course, those faithful Republicrats successfully suppressed, he may have just been a mean drunk at times during his High School and College years, and have gone a bit too far on that one occasion!
The “hearing” was a long day of farcical moments. The Bard, himself, couldn’t have done better!. Have I reported this disaster concisely, or what?