Kavanaugh: Res ipsa loquitur

13 thoughts on “Kavanaugh: Res ipsa loquitur”

  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.

  3. I think perhaps your reply

    Yeah, well, I’m afraid the die is cast.

    was meant for my comment

    But in all probability what the country will get!

    I think I’ve kind of messed it up!

... and that's my two cents