Brett Kavanaugh is neither a good man nor a man of great integrity

I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. I believe her account of what happened to her and I believe that she was sexually assaulted and would have been raped if accomplice Mark Judge had not jumped on the bed. Thankfully, the asshole did, which enabled her to escape and hide in a bathroom. Of course, the man who would be the next justice on the Supreme Court denies this happened, which effectively means he is calling her a liar (as are many people, some of whom don’t seem to understand that victim testimony IS evidence while others don’t understand that the government is bound by the presumption of innocence, not civilians).

In the wake of the sexual assault claims against Brett Kavanaugh, the nation’s eyes have been upon him. After all, no reasonable person should want the perpetrator of sexual assault (and attempted rape) to serve on the highest court in the land. So of course rape apologists (who are not reasonable people) have been coming out of the woodwork to smear, shame, and victim blame Dr. Ford. Others have chosen a rather curious tactic of attempting to speak to the ::ahem:: “good name” of Brett Kavanaugh. There of course were the 65 women who wrote a frankly bizarre letter affirming the character of Kavanaugh. Aside from being a public relations stunt, the letter was meaningless. I’m sure there are plenty of people that Kavanaugh has never sexually assaulted. Which has no bearing on those whom he has sexually assaulted.  Then there’s former President and First Lady, George W Bush and Laura Bush, who continue to stand by their longtime friend, even after listening to Dr. Ford’s passionate speech. They think of Kavanaugh not only as a “fine friend, husband, and father”, but as a man of the highest integrity.

I suggest the 65 women as well as Laura Bush and her war criminal husband go spend some quality time reading about the true moral character of Brett Kavanaugh. They can start with the multiple lies Brett Kavanaugh has told, many of which were spoken during his hearing last week:

Word cloud containing terms that I feel apply to Brett Kavanaugh

LIE 19
Kavanaugh claimed to be simply a social drinker.

“I — passed out would be — no, but I’ve gone to sleep, but — but I’ve never blacked out. That’s the — that’s the — the allegation, and that — that — that’s wrong.”

Many of Kavanaugh’s high school and college classmates contest this, claiming that Kavanaugh was a heavy drinker who was often incoherent and even belligerent.

Even Trump himself admitted at a recent press conference, “He did have difficulty as a young man with drink[ing.]”

LIE 20
“We have heard your college roommate say that you did drink frequently…,” Klobuchar said. “Another classmate said it’s not credible for you to say you didn’t have memory lapses.”

“I don’t think I, I actually don’t think that’s, the second quote’s correct,” Kavanaugh replied.

Washington Post: “It is [correct]. The classmate was Liz Swisher, who knew him in college. She told The Post that he was a ‘sloppy drunk,’ adding: ‘There’s no medical way I can say that he was blacked out. . . . But it’s not credible for him to say that he has had no memory lapses in the nights that he drank to excess.’”

LIE 21
When asked about his high school year book’s reference to him being “Beach Week Ralph Club — Biggest Contributor,” Kavanaugh claimed that it was a reference to his weak stomach.

Again, according to many people who knew him in high school and college, this explanation lacks any credulity.

LIE 22
When Sen. Whitehouse asked Kavanaugh how do you pronounce “boofed,”Kavanaugh stated that it referred “to flatulence. We were 16.”

As the New York Times reported, “‘Boofed’ in the 1980s was a term that often referred to anal sex, and that is how Judge Kavanaugh’s classmates said they interpreted his comment. They said they had never heard it used to refer to flatulence.”

LIE 23
When asked about “Devil’s Triangle” and what it was, Kavanaugh said it was a “Drinking game.”

As the New York Times reported “the phrase was regularly used to describe sex between two men and a woman.” As a classmate at Georgetown Prep, Bill Barbot said “the spin that Brett was putting on [the yearbook] was a complete overstatement of the innocence with which they were intended.’”

LIE 24
In Kavanaugh’s yearbook, some of the football players, including Kavanaugh, used the cryptic phrase “Renate Alumni.”

Kavanaugh testified that it was because “she was a great friend of ours” and attacked Democrats and the media for bringing her name into it.

Two ex-Georgetown Prep classmates told the New York Times that boys were bragging (truthfully or not, probably not) about sex with Renate.

Sean Hagan said that Kavanaugh and his teammates “were very disrespectful, at least verbally, with Renate.

Renate said, I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way.”

LIE 25
With respect to Kavanaugh’s yearbook reference of being a “Renate Alumnius,” Kavanaugh claimed it was to show “affection” because she was a friend.

Kavanaugh’s own lawyer told the New York Times, “Judge Kavanaugh and Ms. Dolphin attended one high school event together and shared a brief kiss good night following that event.”

LIE 26
Kavanaugh claimed to have ““no connections” to Yale, explaining that “I got there by busting my tail.”

In fact, Kavanaugh’s grandfather attended the school and Kavanaugh would be classified as a legacy student.

LIE 27
Kavanaugh told Sens. Feinstein and Whitehouse that he never broke grand jury secrecy laws.

As Feinstein has detailed, “According to a memo from the National Archives, Brett Kavanaugh instructed Hickman Ewing, a colleague and deputy independent counsel in the Starr investigation, to ‘call [Chris] Ruddy’ about matters before a grand jury, which would be illegal to disclose.”

He’s lied directly to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Someone inform Jeff Flake the trash needs to be taken out, not given a SCOTUS seat.

If that’s not enough of a testament to the type of person Kavanaugh is, how about this example of his sterling character:

The episode occurred on a September evening in 1985 after Kavanaugh, Ludington and Dudley, attended the UB40 concert.

After the show, Ludington said, the three young men went to Demery’s, a bar popular with Yale students. Soon after arriving, they spotted another man in the bar who looked like UB40’s lead singer, Ali Campbell. Fans of his music, they thought they’d introduce themselves, Ludington said.

“He looked at us looking at him and said in sort of an aggressive manner, ‘What are you guys looking at?’ And I said, sort of apologetically, ‘Sorry, we thought maybe you were the lead singer of UB40.’ ”

Ludington said the man replied angrily, telling them to stop looking at him. At that point, Kavanaugh responded with an expletive and the man responded with his own expletive.

Punch Thrown
“The next thing you know, Brett throws his beer at the guy,” Ludington said. “The guy swings at Brett.”

Ludington said he doesn’t recall what Kavanaugh was doing as the fight erupted but police were called.

A calendar of concerts published in the Courant newspaper in Hartford, Connecticut, showed that UB40 played in New Haven on Sept. 25 that year.

Dudley didn’t respond to a voicemail and email left at his office asking about the incident in the bar. But in a statement he released Monday, he said “I will say it again, we drank in college.”

“I was with Brett frequently in college, whether it be in the gym, in class or socializing. I never ever saw Brett blackout. Not one time,” Dudley said. “I would also like to point out that going out never came before working hard and maintaining our focus on our goals.”

Drinking as a college student is hardly unique and Ludington said he had no thought of making his story public when Kavanaugh was first nominated to the nation’s highest court. But watching Kavanaugh downplay his drinking in a Fox News interview and later in the contentious Senate hearing convinced Ludington he needed to set the record straight.

“I can unequivocally say that in denying the possibility that he ever blacked out from drinking, and in downplaying the degree and frequency of his drinking, Brett has not told the truth,” Ludington said in his statement.

A liar.

A belligerent, aggressive drunk.

An attempted rapist.

A perpetrator of sexual assaults (yes, plural).

If Brett Kavanaugh is the type of individual that people want on the Supreme Court, we don’t need better standards. We need to have standards.

Brett Kavanaugh is neither a good man nor a man of great integrity