This is the reason why I hate making political predictions because one can never really go wrong overestimating the self-serving duplicity of a politician and, yet, we are taught as Christians to think the best of our fellow man and their motives. Hence, we find ourselves in this position:
Just moments ago, I posted a fearless prediction that Lisa Murkowski would vote yes on Kavanaugh and had voted no on cloture as a sop to the #MeToo harpies who wanted a longer vote.
Now I’m rethinking.
.@lisamurkowski gaggled with reporters. Would not say how she's voting on confirmation but said: "I believe Brett Kavanaugh is a good man. I believe he is a good man. It just may be that in my view, he’s not the right man for the court at this time."
— Ali Rogin (@AliRogin) October 5, 2018
To add some context:
Lisa Murkowski has been meeting with dozens of Alaskan women privately in her office today, including several sexual assault survivors. The last group of 18 just left, describing a very emotional, hour+ meeting
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) October 4, 2018
Murkowski seems to have bought into a couple of nutty ideas. First, that because some women, somewhere, have been victims of sexual assault, then Brett Kavanaugh, bearing the Original Sin of Maleness, must be denied a seat on the Supreme Court. The perverseness of that logic cannot be exaggerated. It can and will be applied to literally every job in the nation.
The second idea is that Kavanaugh’s nomination damages the credibility of the Supreme Court presumably because being the subject of an orchestrated smear campaign stains the office to which you have been nominated.
Murkowski knows the smears are false but she fears the mob. This is dangerous territory. https://t.co/l8kpWYPtKp
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 5, 2018
This is not ethical or courageous if she truly believes Kavanaugh is a good man.
All the people thanking her are calling Kavanaugh a rapist.
She's validating that as a tactic and that does deep damage to us all. https://t.co/7pXv0xqVgc
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) October 5, 2018
I’m highly disturbed by this notion that it’s just to punish Kavanaugh for other men’s sins. There’s no legitimate reason to believe he’s committed any sexual misconduct, but half the country wants to make some kind of cultural sacrifice out of him. https://t.co/UR5eo0LSln
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) October 5, 2018
And here it is:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 5, 2018
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