Adam H. Kerman
2018-09-27 17:02:26 UTC
CSPAN-2 aired the Senate hearing session in which Christine Blasey Ford
Here are my quick thoughts, if anyone gives a damn:
She's credible. She's highly intelligent and doesn't come across as
polished and professional and detatched like Anita Hill. In other words,
she sounds like a victim and she's sympathetic.
The Republicans were absolutely right to hire a prosecutor with
experience in rape trials, who is a woman herself, to question the
witness. It must be killing them to have to bite their tongues and just
The Democrats are so absolutely using her. I really empathize with her.
She should not have been put through the wringer for this crap.
The Republicans have fucked up beyond belief for not asking that the FBI
criminal background investigation be re-opened. That would have occurred
in private and not on national television.
I don't see Kavanaugh's nomination surviving this, but I don't have a
crystal ball. I see how that's unfortunate, 'cuz Trump is entirely
capable of nominating somebody worse, like Amy Coney Barrett.