As the last "witness"--private citizens minding their own business who have been implicated by Christine Blasey Ford's version of something she claimed happened 36 years ago--has come forward to the Senate Judiciary Committee with no corroboration of her story, Ford is batting oh-for-four.
That leaves Sen. Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats with one theory of Ford's accusation left to them. They're all lying.
Mark Judge, "P.J." Smyth and Leland Ingham Keyser (a woman) are lying to protect the patriarchy. They are lying to protect the Republicans and President Donald Trump, and help misogynists rule.
The 65 women who signed a letter in support of Kavanaugh's character, within 24 hours of the accusation breaking in the news, are all lying, or they were threatened by the patriarchy into signing in fear for their lives.
Twenty-six state attorneys general who have endorsed the character of Brett Kavanaugh, joined by 31 state governors who wrote "Judge Kavanaugh will adjudicate legal disputes with impartiality, preserving the Constitution of the United States and the rule of law" are lying to bring in The Handmaid's Tale, where women are scorned and forced to wear headgear hiding their faces outside the home, where they must remain barefoot and pregnant.
Akhil Reed Amar, a liberal Yale law professor who taught Kavanaugh, and admittedly voted for Hillary Clinton, is lying to protect Donald Trump's pick to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Every single Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is lying, and secretly behind the death threats which Ford has received. They obviously control an army of trolls and sick killers who are even now hunting Ford and her supporters. Oh, where is Spartacus when we need him?
Yes, that has to be it.
Ford is telling the truth, and all of these people have lied, because of their fierce devotion to a nominee CNN called "the least popular Supreme Court nominee in 30 years." He is so unpopular that he has hundreds of influential attorneys and Washington fellows of all stripes backing him.
Benjamin Wittes, liberal-leaning editor-in-chief of Lawfare, must be lying when he said Kavanaugh is a "thoroughly decent and honorable person." Wittes penned a shocking treatment of the accusations, writing in The Atlantic on Friday. He said he would, if asked (admitting he has not been asked), advise Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination, overturning 230 years of jurisprudence by placing the burden on the accused:
Kavanaugh is an excellent lawyer. He knew, I’m sure, when he issued his categorical denial that he was leaving himself no wiggle room. Perhaps he intended the move as a show of strength, a hint that he will rebut Ford’s allegations persuasively when given the chance to speak. Whatever the motivation, the move locks him in. The only plausible defense now for him is self-exculpation on the facts. [Emphasis mine.]
I am quite eager to see what Wittes might tweet or write given the emergence of the latest facts. If this in itself doesn't exculpate Kavanaugh, then nothing he could possibly say or offer as evidence could ever do the trick. Wittes is left with the empty argument that the existence of the accusation alone, not the truth of it, is disqualifying.
That is the position of many Democrats, including Sen. Kamala Harris. In a political view, they are going to vote no from the get go, so it really doesn't matter what kind of legal pretzeling they do to justify it.
But the proof of Kavanaugh's guilt has to be there, because everyone is lying. Either that, or Kavanaugh is truly innocent. No more hearings are needed. This one is over.