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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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Get it over with

Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her some 35 years ago – while both were in high school – further has tossed the Senate confirmation process into what one senator calls “an intergalactic freak show.”

Ford, who made her allegation, at least initially, anonymously, has said through her lawyer she is willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which already has held hearings on Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Kavanaugh – who emphatically says Ford’s allegations are untrue – says he, too, would testify.

We find ourselves siding with Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who said Ford ‘deserves to be heard’ in an ‘appropriate’ manner. We would add, and be heard darned soon.

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Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote is set for Thursday. The American public deserves to hear what Ford has to say and listen to Kavanaugh on the subject and then have the vote on whether he will join the Supreme Court.

No matter your feelings on her allegations, or their timing, getting her testimony in the next day or two, along with Kavanaugh’s, still would allow the scheduled vote, and it would go a long way toward assuaging the concerns of those who believe her charges are simply the latest move by Democrats to derail or delay his nomination until after the midterm elections.

If she declines to testify before Thursday, we all be left to evaluate her motives.

 

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • “An appropriate manner…”
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    Really? And what would that look like?
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    Why, it must look like Republican senators forced into quiet, humble contemplation of eleventh-hour lunatic ravings presented in lieu of factual, actionable evidence missed by 6 (six) background checks conducted by an FBI, whose management is obsessively dedicated to conducting a coup d’état against President Trump.
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    Of course this one and the next 37 “accusers” who crawl out of the political woodwork for Kavanaugh’s nomination and, coincidentally, every other nomination by President Trump, “deserve to be heard’ in an “appropriate’ manner.
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    That’s what we do to condition Americans for the upcoming impeachment hearings, where accusations and ideologies substitute for probative evidence, a sort of market test, if you will.
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    “The American public deserves to hear what Ford has to say”
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    I most certainly do not!
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    Just what did I or any other productive, patriotic American do wrong to “deserve” such repulsive, contemptible trash served in lieu of objective, factual news?
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    If “Get it over with” means get that (expl del) out of my life and off my expensive cable television right now, I (and probably many others) agree wholeheartedly.

  • Methinks this action by the Democrat ‘machine’ is similar to the World Series of Poker, whereas a player with a ‘modicum’ number of chips puts all in on a down card count of a 2 of hearts and a 7 of clubs and all face cards showing in the community cards, and all the other remaining players in the hand call, forcing reality unto the player making the bluff that they honestly, and mistakenly believed, up to that point, that no one would call them on it, and has that dead gut feeling that they just screwed up royally against better players and are about to go home in humiliation.