Company for Justice Thomas
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Ah, the Republicans. In 1987, Ronald Reagan promptly withdrew Douglas Ginsburg’s Supreme Court nomination merely because he had smoked pot as a young man.
But no such problem for Brett Kavanaugh. Instead, our presidential “p.... grabber in chief” regaled his unhinged base by mocking what Senate Republicans called Kavanaugh’s “credible and compelling” victim of sexual assault, and the Senate refused to deny Kavanaugh a seat on the Supreme Court on the ground that his guilt had not been established beyond all reasonable doubt — the standard obviously required for sending rapists to prison, but hardly adequate to assure that the nation’s highest tribunal remains free of taint.
Oh well, at least Justice Thomas will now have company. And if Trump stays in office long enough, who knows, maybe he can create a majority “p.... grabber” bloc on the Supreme Court — as protection in case he one day has to face his many alleged victims there.
Tinsley E. Yarbrough