Brett Kavanaugh might be innocent…
But should he be a judge at any level within the U.S. legal system?
What really caught my attention before Kavanaugh’s testimony was his riff on “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” when talking about his high school.
What kind of a debauched high school did this guy attend, and why didn’t I go there?
I’ve probably lived too sheltered a life, but I’ve never seen yearbook entries like Kavanaugh’s.
He definitely recorded a number of drunken nights where he couldn’t remember what happened in the game, hinted at a serious drinking problem (“100 Kegs or bust” — are you kidding me?) and made a number of references (boofing, devil’s triangle, Renate Alumnius) that point toward sexual behavior.
The way he interrupted Senator Amy Klobuchar, who showed him complete respect made he wonder how this guy was ever appointed as a judge. He would never allow that kind of belligerent behavior from a witness in his court, nor would he allow a witness to refuse to answer a number of simple questions as he did.
His comment about the Democrats acting out of revenge for the Clintons reminded me of two events:
- His actions as a staff lawyer for Ken Starr, in which he took three years and spent $2 million to investigate the death of Vince Foster, even though two other investigations concluded it was suicide. https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a22638554/brett-kavanaugh-vince-foster-investigation/
- How Hillary Clinton responded to all the right wing attacks she has endured over the last 25 years, including her testimony during the Benghazi investigation.
If Clinton could keep her cool while being attacked by Republicans for 11 hours on the stand, what does that say about Brett Kavanaugh crying and shouting throughout his 3+ hours of testimony?
Even if the guy is innocent, Kavanaugh’s emotional outbursts and partisan attacks against the Democrats only proves he doesn’t have the calmness and impartiality to be a judge.