The accuser is Christine Blasey Ford, a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California. The one accused is Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I’m sure everyone has heard at least a little something about this…this….I don’t know what to call it!
30 years ago a bunch of elitists teenage boys and girls were partying and two of the boys got drunk (one was Kavanaugh) and went a little too far with one of the girls (Ford). Behavior such as that is ugly, inappropriate and should never happen. But, unfortunately it does.
Kavanaugh and Ford appear to be heading towards another confrontation. It’s one of those “she said, he said” scenarios. But what makes this one a little more complicated is the political fall out for Kavanaugh and the long-lasting effects the “attack” has had on Ford.
I find myself asking two questions that I would really love to have answered:
- Why did Ford wait three decades to announce the accusations?
2. Is Kavanaugh lying when he says nothing happened?
We’ve all done something stupid and regretful when we were teenagers. I know our elected officials are held to a higher standard, but when do we start holding them to that standard? When they are teens? That’s another question that needs answererd.