Brett Kavanaugh has a new alibi- not that alibis matter to Democrats- but he has it nonetheless. According to this new evidence, Kavanaugh wasn’t even in town during the summer in which Professor Christine Blasey Ford claims that he held her down on a bed and covered her mouth while he molested her. That means one of them is lying, and you don’t need a polygraph to figure out who.
According to the calendar, Kavanaugh was in and out during the summer in question and the New York Times says that spoils it as proof of Kavanaugh’s innocence. The schedule that the calendar reveals shows the judge returned from the summer beach periodically to attend sporting events, team workouts, and interviews for the school paper. They write;
“The challenge for senators trying to confirm or refute the accusation against Judge Kavanaugh is that Dr. Blasey has said she does not recall the specific date or location of the house where the alleged incident occurred. She has said she believes it was during the summer of 1982, and she remembers wearing a bathing suit with other clothing on top of it, suggesting the party might have taken place after a swim outing at a local country club.”
Let’s get one thing straight here, this is not about justice. This is about politics. It’s about preventing a Supreme Court Justice who is anti-abortion being installed on the nation’s highest court. After 30 years, there is only one thing that can be said about such an accusation- it was never important enough to the so-called victim to report it, not until it became ammunition against the Trump administration.
Ford has named three witnesses to the event, each of whom has said individually that they have no memory of the assault. We think it’s safe to say that even in 1982, people took rape pretty damned seriously. If anyone had attended a party and heard that someone, anyone, had even possibly been raped- who on Earth could forget such a thing? Everyone in attendance, apparently, if Ford is to be believed.
The NYT quotes Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz, saying; “It’s not surprising that Ms. Keyser (a witness named by Ford) has no recollection of the evening as they did not discuss it. It’s also unremarkable that Ms. Keyser does not remember attending a specific gathering 30 years ago at which nothing of consequence happened to her. Dr. Ford, of course, will never forget this gathering because of what happened to her there.”
Ford’s entire case hangs on this piece of evidence, that one of these three people were present- and the witnesses say they don’t remember anything. We ask you, what kind of lawyer would take on such a case? What kind of lawyer looks at a 30-year-old accusation with no evidence to back it up and says, “Yeah, I think we can take him.”
It is madness.
Kavanaugh’s defense team admits that the calendar alone does not prove anything. He could have come back during that summer and toilet papered houses, or put dresses on neighborhood cats and then gone back to the beach resort with his parents to quietly gloat. But just because he might have smoked cigarettes under the bleachers doesn’t mean he did.
The thing is, this is the United States of America- and in the United States of America there is a little thing known as the burden of proof. The law requires a certain standard of proof to convict a person of rape. So far, Ford and her legal team have presented nothing even resembling minimal proof of rape.
Kavanaugh, on the other hand, has cooperated more than he is required to. He didn’t have to turn in this calendar that shows he was out of town most of the summer, he could have just said, ‘I was away the whole danged time.’
But now, another accuser has emerged, and Kavanaugh’s calender defense won’t do much to dispel the accusation as it is alleged to have taken place at the beach with the other Yale students. But this new accuser’s story is as vague and evidence-free as the first. According to her story, Kavanaugh was apart or aware of a “rape train.”
But don’t ask her to remember any specific details because that’s simply asking too much.
This is so tiresome.
Even if Kavanaugh were to be convicted, he would not go to jail because the statute of limitations has expired. The only thing that would take place is a political victory for obvious liars grasping for undeserved power.