Kavanaugh: Res ipsa loquitur

Before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Great Seal of the United States of America, Judge Brett Kavanaugh swears to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God” on September 27, 2018. (Tom Williams/Pool via Reuters)

Res ipsa loquitur. “The thing speaks for itself.”

He’s a judge. He wants to be a bigger judge. He swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

He did not.

‘Nuff said.




  1. Nevertheless, I would add that Kavanaugh’s performance under pressure was recognizably typical of an addict. Denial, refusing to answer questions, anger, emotional aggression toward questioners. To me, it was very like the big scene in A Few Good Men where Jack Nicholson’s character looses his cool on the stand. Res ipsa loquitur indeed.

    1. I kept wondering if he’s still a heavy drinker or an alcoholic. And unlike the movie, he wasn’t goaded by his questioner. But whatever the reason for his demeanor, it showed him as unfit.

      (My apologies. I think the draft I first posted late last night was missing a key sentence. I just corrected it.)

      1. Agreed, he wasn’t goaded by his questioner but I’m convinced he thought he was being goaded and so do his supporters, not least Lindsey Graham. The coverup is always worse than the crime. His own behavior trapped him in a corner. He could not admit that he was wild and often out of control in his youth because of the convincing sexual assault allegation. That implicated not just his drinking problem but his character. He claims his family and character are “ruined” by his questioners. Not so, he is his own problem. This is exactly what the process is designed to uncover.

  2. Agreed. It’s his behavior in the hearing that told the whole story to me. He is not qualified to be a judge. Unstable, unhinged angry partisan man…not what the country needs.

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