Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Assume Christine Ford’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh is true. 35 years ago, as a teenager, he did something stupid. What does that tell us about his present fitness to sit on the Supreme Court?
It shows a disturbing lack of mature judgment. Duh, teenager.
It shows a troubling tendency toward offensive behavior fueled by alcohol and testosterone. Duh, male teenager.
It shows a self-centered attitude, insensitive to the effect of his behavior on others around him, particularly people of the opposite sex. Duh, every teenager.
Even if it’s true that teenaged Brett Kavanaugh went to a party, got drunk, and acted badly with a girl, what does that tell us about his present fitness to rule on the penumbra of rights emanating from the Constitution, the President’s power to enforce border security, or the standard of scrutiny to apply to Second Amendment claims and whether it’s different from First Amendment claims?
In other words, what difference, at this point, does it make?
And that’s even if Dr. Ford’s “recovered” recollections weren’t altered by later trauma or even therapy.