So why did judge Brett Kavanaugh chose to present his congressional statement at the confirmation hearing like Russell Crowe in Gladiator?
He didn’t really have have a choice. Here is a good explanation:
As for this tainting his ability to be an impartial justice, well, Justice Clarence Thomas presented himself and his case in almost a similar fashion back in 1991. He was confirmed and is still on the bench. So there is that.
Trying to reason and argue eloquently in the face a such irascible gathering would have been a mute point.
It doesn’t matter that there is a presumption of innocence in normal circumstances when someone is accused of anything. Except when it is anything to do with #MeToo movement apparently.
So was it a job interview? Obviously not. It is senate confirmation hearing for God’s sake. More of a Political Discourse.
Unfortunately, the art of which appears to be disappearing.
Well said Justice Anthony Kennedy: https://www.newsweek.com/former-justice-anthony-kennedy-warns-democracy-danger-1145017
“He urged the students to follow the Constitution and participate in civil discourse”
Update 1: October 5th, 2018
Great response from Judge Kavanaugh: https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-am-an-independent-impartial-judge-1538695822
My thoughts on his response:
Ironic that the issue is not the uncorroborated allegations any more but the defiant testimony which was the only possibly response to this charade. The investigation should have happened before the hearing and there should have been either no hearing at all, ie withdrwal, or no Ford. Judge Kavanugh was the Gladiator thrown into the cage. What was he supposed to do? Put on reasonableness argument for an unreasonable charade? Didn’t Justice Thomas do the exact same thing back 1991?
Update 2: October 6th, 2018
Excellent WSJ Opinion Piece: https://www.wsj.com/articles/kavanaugh-may-be-the-democrats-waterloo-1538780107
Kavanaugh fight Democrats’ Waterloo https://t.co/NQVSZcjpT2
"If a vote for a Democratic majority in the Senate is a vote for the tactics of Sen. Feinstein, or for the boorish behavior of Sens. Blumenthal, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, then that vote may not materialize at all."
— ProcessISInc.com (@ProcessISInc) October 6, 2018
Update 3: October 9th, 2018
Swearing-in is complete. First day of work for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Preparations have started for impeachment hearings if the Democrats regain the majority in the US Senate.
Tennessee US Senate race between Marsha Blackburn and Phil Bredesen might be the key. So Taylor Swift weighs in…
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 9, 2018
Now this is even more true. Are You Not Entertained? Must have had a premonition!