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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Fringeville 185: …An Un-Civil War

I do believe something happened to Christine Blasey Ford when she was in high school. The alternative is unthinkable. What exactly happened, and with who, has a high likelihood of never being known.

I think she does need to be heard.

Senator Diane Feinstein’s handling of this has been nothing short of atrocious from the start. Once Ford’s letter came to light, there was no way on god’s green earth anonymity could be maintained. If Feinstein or her office told her it could, it was a lie of the worst sort.

With the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh becoming less certain, and with an invitation to testify, Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys now say she wants an FBI investigation before she speaks.

This was a bridge too far.

I’m not saying I don’t believe she was a victim.

I’m saying that whether it was her idea or someone else's, from a political strategy standpoint defeat may have been snatched from the jaws of victory. What's more, on the same day Senator Feinstein said while she believed Ford was credible, she didn’t know if “everything was truthful.”

That smells like warming the bus up before throwing someone under it.

Something happened to Christine Blasey Ford decades ago, and it is being exploited. No one is going to come out of this thing untainted. If it all falls apart, it may make other women less willing to step forward in the future.

Maybe it’s time to take a hard look at how we confirm our Supreme Court candidates, because this media circus and fiasco is now likely the norm.

I try not to stick my toes in the water on political things these days, but this is about much more than politics. We are in a civil war of sorts, and the worst things generally come out of these decidedly uncivil affairs. The casualties will mount.

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