Thursday, September 20, 2018

I Want To Hear From Her!

The hot “Breaking News” of the day is the accusation that Brett Kavanaugh was guilty of sexual assault when he was 17 years old.  Predictably, the accusation has become secondary to the politics surrounding Kavanaugh’s path to the Supreme Court.

So we’re inundated with endless opinionating on what Dr. Ford and her attorney are saying, what the senators on both sides of the political divide are conjuring up to further their cause, how this is or is not a repeat of the Anita Hill accusations in 1991, etc., etc., etc.  All this helps fill the 24/7 news cycle vacuum, but does little to get to the point.

I want to hear from her!  I don’t care what the forum or format or risks are.  What I don’t want is for the demands on both sides to derail the accusation.  What will happen if we don’t hear from her is that the nomination will be approved with some sound and fury from the dissenters that will signify nothing and that will be that.

I can disagree with how this process has unfolded.  It should have been raised as an issue months ago.  But it wasn’t, and we are nearly out of time.  So rather than letting partisan politics rule the day, we should hear from both Kavanaugh and Ford.  While it promises to be good theater, it is also good democracy.


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