I watched the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Initially, I found Dr. Ford’s testimony very credible. But when she couldn’t remember basic detail about her Grandmother funeral, an event that happened within the last 90 days, why I should trust her memory from 36 years ago.
I also, thought there were some unusual details to her story.
Below are some questions I would like to know the answer to:
In high school, you abruptly leave a party without telling you best girlfriend, and yet the best girlfriend never asks why you left? That doesn’t sound like the high school I knew.
Why are you just coming forward now? Judge Kavanaugh participated in a similar Senate hearing 12 years ago before being confirmed for his current judgeship, why didn’t she come forth then?
I believe every Democratic Senator asked for an FBI investigation. What should the FBI investigate? Dr. Ford was unable to remember on what date did the party took place, or who’s house it was at. Besides the guests mentioned by Dr. Ford, who don’t remember the party, who else was at the party? Can anyone corroborate Dr. Ford’s account?
I take issue with the description that this was an attempted rape. Based on what is described I would consider it at most, assault. I regret that Dr. Ford was so traumatized over it and I’m sympathetic to how it has impacted her life.
As a Southern Gentleman, there are rules of engagement when it comes to defending yourself against a woman. They limit how a Gentleman can respond to being attacked. I think these rules are necessary, but “always believe the Woman” is a naïve and reckless attitude. I was more open minded before the Duke Lacrosse episode and the UVA Fraternity story in Rolling Stone. When these happened, I believe there were calls to “always believe the Woman,” too. Those events did more damage than we realize.
In the end, if I were a member of the United States Senate, I would vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. He has had a stellar career as a jurist and I do not consider the events described from his youth, enough to negate all the good things he has done as an adult. For me, teenage immaturity should not haunt an individual for all their life. I believe we destroy juvenile criminal records to give the adult a fresh start. I would apply the same standards here.