Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Are you suprised?

Are you surprised that a man with a whole baseball sized team of accusers of his sexual misconduct--two of which he paid hush money about--is suggesting the three women from Judge Kavenaugh's past are making it all up?

And I think the Democrats are using these women's pain, humiliation (and actual danger!) in too political a way.

These women must be listened to. It is an act of great bravery for them to go public with their accusations. (One of them, who gave a sworn declaration, is a federal employee risking her career.)

The Republicans, by scheduling the  committee vote before even hearing out the three women, are burying their heads in the sand and pretending it's just going away. That's an insult to any woman who has been sexually assaulted.

And the explanation some of the Judge's supporters are using: essentially 'boys will be boys'--is an insult to the vast majority of men who have never made unwanted sexual advances.

And to imagine that Kavanaugh won't have the same "*" hanging over him that Clarence Thomas has for all these years. They can start a 'sexual abuser' club on the highest court in the land, that, by the way, should be made up of men and women beyond reproach.

It's a mess. Those on both sides should drop the politics and deal with this situation calmly, decently and with deep respect.

And if they don't....?

Will you be surprised???

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some ponderings by an aging white man who is an Episcopal priest in Connecticut. Now retired but still working and still wondering what it all means...all of it.