2seaoat wrote:It is ignorance on steroids.....why is anything relevant about his high school or college that it becomes a subject for an FBI investigations.....
Because he said, while testifying before congress to get the job he was handed -- a job which depends
on honesty -- that he didn't do things... which other people say he did.
If I have a job interview and I say "I have a completely clean driving record," and they find out later that actually I've wrecked three cars and have D.U.I.s and was involved in a hit-and-run, wouldn't they get me out of that job... not necessarily for my driving, but because I misrepresented it to potential employers when asked about it?
There's more than one factor with Kavanaugh -- one, is did he sexually assault someone? I don't think anyone on the highest court in the land should have done such a thing... and especially not have done it and got away with it, because what screwed-up view of justice would such a person have? Personally, I believe he did
assault those women. But that's just my opinion and we'll never be able to prove he did, or that he didn't, which is one reason he's always going to be a tainted candidate. But, for the sake of argument, let's dispense with the sexual assault allegations (even though that's a hell of a thing to have to dispense with). We'll say he didn't
leaves the question of his drinking and how he's represented it. Would someone who got drunk a lot in college be ineligible for the Supreme Court? No. As long as he doesn't still have a drinking problem, who cares what he did in college and high school. Not important. But, if during his job interview process he claims he wasn't
a blackout drunk, and various people who knew him then say, "Well, that's
a bunch of horseshit, I saw him incoherent and doing things he didn't remember the next day all the time," then that IS an issue -- not an issue about drinking, but about lying about it.
Which, again, is always going to make him a tainted justice who will cause the integrity of the court to remain in doubt. And that's on top of his "it's all a conspiracy by the Clintons and the left-wing who are out to get me" ranting, which seriously
brings his lack-of-bias into question. How's anybody supposed to just trust this numbfuck, when he shows such bad self-control? He even had to apologize for his behavior in an op-ed the next day... and for another incident (that ill-chosen snarky shit to Klobuchar) even during the hearing.
And there's also the thing about Kavanaugh being shot up to the top of Trump's list after Kavanaugh said sitting presidents shouldn't be indicted; it certainly makes it look like that's the reason subject-of-an-investigation Trump wanted him so badly. There are a lot of reasons why people are always going to remain divided on this asshole, and the court's already lost the trust of a lot of people.
That's what the congress bought when they picked this guy -- an undermining of the public's ability to trust one of the three branches of government. But, it's settled now, he's in, they made their bed, so I don't really know what good it'd do to keep investigating him. We just have a Supreme Court whose integrity is specious now -- the chance to avoid that is passed already, so, it is what it is. They can try to put the toothpaste back in the tube, but they can't. What they have to do now is learn to work with a mess they created and a country where a lot of people are never going to trust their main arbitrators of "justice." They did it because they could. I don't think any person with a realistic grasp of the situation -- whatever their stance on Kavanaugh himself -- can claim that it's a situation that'll make America "better," though. Fact is, even if you like him, a sizeable percentage of the country never will. That's not healthy for the court. And it's not a purely partisan thing, either, because Gorsuch is conservative and he faced no such controversy. The situation could have been avoided. Trump chose not to... because he doesn't give a good goddamn about anything except dividing America to make his cultish base more tribal and mistrustful of the "other." Installing this pick helped that,
even if it hurt everything else.