@Abagail_adams frets that Kavanaugh was someone she would "...have to repeatedly face in school." Except they went to different schools, and were in different grades in their different schools. She said in her letter that after this "attack" to her knowledge she never saw Kavanaugh again, so clearly they did not move in the same circles.
Given her admittedly rowdy and hard-drinking high school career, so rowdy that she and her friends bragged in their yearbook about their drinking games, which would often in the game they called "Pass-out", why are we supposed to believe she was not blasted on the night she kind of vaguely remembers? How close was she to passing out that night? Drinking to the point of passing out does tend to affect memory of what happened during the period of drinking.
Why should we believe that if she ever did experience something like her account of what happened, it happened with Brett Kavanaugh and not one of her regular drinking buddies? Her school mate, Cristina King Miranda, said ”This incident did happen. Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details.” Hearing about something “indirectly” with “few specific details” hardly proves it was THIS alleged encounter.. It sounds like there was quite a bit of gossip about the hard-partying hard-drinking crowd Ford ran and drank with and it’s no wonder that at some time during this period someone might have gotten too aggressive with Chrissy Blasey. But she claims she never discussed this alleged event with anyone. Not a friend, not a parent, not a teacher. This might make sense if she were a shy retiring girl, but anyone who is so proud of drinking till she passes out that she brags about it in a yearbook sounds like someone who wouldn’t be embarrassed to tell a drinking buddy that the captain of the football team got carried away with her at a drinking party.
Even as an adult and an adademic, her writing is vague and undisciplined. She said, in her letter, ”"Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom. They locked the door and played loud music precluding any successful attempt to yell for help."
OK, so one guy pushed her into a bedroom, yet more than one locked the door. And then, from inside the locked bedroom, “they …..played loud music”. Hmmm. In my school days, at a party the music was in the living room, not a bedroom. So WHO turned up the music, which was played on what kind of machine, and where was the machine, and what was the music?
Then ”I locked the bathroom door behind me. Both loudly stumbled down the stair well at which point other persons at the house were talking with them. I exited the bathroom, ran outside of the house and went home.”
So, over this loud music, so loud no one could hear her cries for help, she could still hear the boys “stumbling” down the stairs, and the could hear “other persons in the house….talking with them”. Not shouting back and forth over the loud music, but just “talking with them”. Then she just “ran outside of the house and went home”. She must have gone past the people in the living room to “run outside of the house” but there is nothing said about what happened then----did anyone talk to her, was Kavanaugh still in the room, what was the reaction of the other people in the room when she went running through it to exit the house? And if she “went home” she must have some idea of the location of the house she was running FROM.
”I have not knowingly seen Kavanaugh since the assault. I did see REDACTED once at the REDACTED where he was extremely uncomfortable seeing me.” The redacted name we now know, or can reasonably guess, was Mark Judge, and here she inserts an opinion, with the 20-20 hindsight vision that is, at least regarding THIS, pretty clear, that she could tell he was “extremely uncomfortable” when he saw her.
This is one of my favorite lines from the letter, which I think she probably thought would just be accepted at face value: I have received medical treatment regarding the assault Oh, my! Doesn’t that sound like she ran to the E.R, or the family doctor for immediate “treatment” for this horrible attack? Except, no. Her “medical treatment” was actually couples counseling, nearly 30 years later, and I am not sure if her therapist was considered a “medical” practitioner. In any case, she went to the therapist to deal with problems in her marriage, and at some time during this counseling mentioned that when she was 15 she had been attacked by 4 boys, or attacked by one boy with three others looking on---it’s not clear. I wonder what her "treatment" was.
This statement was so dishonest, it shows that her intent was to wildly exaggerate whatever happened, play up her chosen role as victim, and elevate whatever did happen to as serious an event as she possibly could. No wonder she doesn’t want to be questioned about it.
Then her lawyer got into the picture, writing ”In the 36 hours since her name became public, Dr. Ford has received a stunning amount of support from her community and from fellow citizens across our country.” Yet none from her classmates, those who knew her well in school. Just that one, who didn't really know her very well as they were two years apart in school, who also didn't know anything "specific" but just heard some "indirect" gossip about some sort of encounter. Lots of strangers---so what? Whatever “her community” might be----those who know her personally or maybe just fellow academics and Leftist activists, and some people who are just citizens. One woman, who was not in her class, came out with a meaningless comment---that there was some vague “buzz” in school that some students heard about indirectly, with few specific details, which she chose not to reveal. And then she backed off and said she didn’t want to talk about it any more because her statement had “served its purpose".