Letter to the editor: Like Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh indicts himself

Brett Kavanaugh. — photo by the U.S. Court of Appeals, public domain

By Scott Hartley, Fairfield

Sent Sept. 26, 2018

Comparisons of the current Supreme Court confirmation charade to the Clarence Thomas affair are frighteningly well based. Not just because both men are pretty obviously abusers of women, and of themselves, but because both provide the most convincing indictments of their own conduct. I’ll pass on Clarence for now, because, all appearances to the contrary, he does at least nominally hold an unrecoverable SCOTUS seat.

Kavanaugh stands in doubt, and for anyone who opines that he is not a liar and a pervert, he himself offers the following countering evidence. In a carefully staged TV interview, Kavanaugh says the following: “I never had sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse during high school or for many years thereafter.” Many years? If we adhere to troglodyte math, which seems appropriate when considering anyone from the Trump tribe, then “many” means “three or more.” The Trump nominee demands we believe that he, a pretty, wealthy, highly social prep-school party boy, growing up after the sexual revolution of the 1960s, never had sex or anything close to it at least until he was ready to graduate from Yale.

Truly the Catholic Church missed an opportunity in not recruiting him; they’ve been trying to hire natural celibates for more than 2,000 years, and with not much success, as we learned lately. If he squanders his vestigial credibility with such bold, transparent prevarication while merely an applicant for high office, what will he do to our rights and our Constitution if given power over them?

This article was originally published in Little Village issue 251.

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