This article has three possible leads.
First: It’s 1991 again, apropos of the Democrats’ effort 27 years ago to scuttle the nomination of Associate Justice Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court with suspiciously timed charges of Thomas’s supposed perverted sexual harassment of Anita HIll.
Second: The Democrats have abandoned the conventional, constitutional role they are supposed to play in the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (shown) to the U.S. Supreme Court, and have instead opted to play Limbo and find out how low they can go.
Third: Their attempt to smear Kavanaugh might be the most despicable thing the Democrats have done since they let Hillary Clinton get away with trying to smear the women who accused her husband of rape and harassment.
Actually, all three apply.
As The New American reported on Thursday, leftist Sen. Dianne Feinstein hurled a pie into Kavanaugh’s face with a letter to the FBI. She refused to divulge the contents. The letter contained some sort of allegation from a woman who said Kavanaugh did something to her in high school.
A clue as to the nature of that something was the woman’s lawyer: one of the guns hired to represent #MeToo victims.
But The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow, hot on the trail of molesters in the media and Hollywood for some time, has now disclosed what the woman alleged. Farrow is famous for his take-down of Hollywood pervert Harvey Weinstein last year. In the last week, he hung two more scalps from his belt, both from CBS: Network chieftain Leslie Moonves and 60 Minutes honcho Jeff Fager.
Now, he’s reaching for Kavanaugh’s hair. But with what appears to a dull blade.
The woman, who has asked not to be identified, first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.
In a statement, Kavanaugh said, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
Kavanaugh’s classmate said of the woman’s allegation, “I have no recollection of that.”
The woman declined a request for an interview.
65 Women Defend Him
Of course, the problem with Farrow’s story is that the woman won’t talk. At least yet. In Farrow’s other stories, the women did talk. A lot. On the record.
As well, 65 women have vouched for Kavanaugh. In a letter posted at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s website, they say he’s an honorable man.
“For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh,” the women wrote, “he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time.”
As well, the woman wrote:
We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years. Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day.
The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views. Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person.
The scorecard then, when it comes to women willing to defend or smear Kavanaugh, is 65-1.
Whom are we to believe?
Photo of Brett Kavanaugh: AP Images