The English language. How does it work?
They've got him now folks. HUGE "walkback" by the Kavanaugh camp. Just wait until you see it......
I'm not sure about you, but I don't feel like I missed anything. Nor do I see a "walkback" here. If you read the thread, Hatch's office was clarifying exactly what Judge Kavanaugh said after the Senator had paraphrased the judge's comments. My question for Aaron Blake is what was Kavanaugh supposed to say?
Dr. Ford has given a very vague date range of maybe her own sophomore year, no specific location and has reported between two and four boys were there. Then her attorney said one girl may have been too. She doesn't remember how she got there or how she got home. So she is accusing Judge Kavanaugh of assaulting her at some party, with some people in attendance, sometime during her sophomore year. Exactly what is he supposed to say other than he was not at a party that meets her very vague description?
He can't say I wasn't at "the" party. That would indicate he knew precisely the event she was referring to. He has made it clear he does not. So have the other two men that have come forward. The fourth man and possible woman have not yet made statements.
The clarification from Hatch's office actually makes more sense than the good Senator's paraphrasing. It is precise in it's meaning and consistent with Kavanaugh's original statement on the matter. He has no idea what event Dr. Ford is referring to. The event she describes is not one he recalls. The longer this goes on, I am becoming less sure Dr. Ford does either.
To be clear, I was all for Dr. Ford having a chance to tell her story on Monday. If she chooses to do so, I will listen respectfully. However, as the victim of a life threatening encounter 27 years ago, I am looking for substance. I could tell you the exact apartment the encounter originated in. I can give a pretty fair description of the weapon used and know what month it occurred in. I could tell you exactly who was there when it started and who was there when it was over. I could take you to the grocery store I ran into when my assailant was distracted and tell you exactly how I got home. Fight or flight instinct is a funny thing, but I guarantee it will burn some substantial details into your memory.
If she chooses not to testify and insist on ridiculous conditions such as an FBI investigation, then I will feel my skepticism is further justified. Certainly the three ring circus Democrats have created around this entire confirmation process is not helping. If she truly was the victim of an assault, the Democrats are just victimizing her again for political gain. And that is the most charitable assumption I can can make about Feinstein and company at this point.