Virginia Thomas might be willing to forgive Anita Hill if she apologizes to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for what ‘she did’ to him.
Mrs. Thomas’ message, left on Miss Hill’s answering machine, said “I would love you to consider an apology some time and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did.”
According to Mrs. Thomas, there is only one possible liar here, and it is Anita Hill.
And, just like God, Mrs. Thomas is willing to forgive!
Isn’t righteousness a wonderful thing?
Mrs. Thomas, are you naïve enough to think your husband could not possibly have sleazed on a woman a long time ago?
Imagine that. A man in a position of power, making suggestive comments to a beautiful young coworker in his office. Naaaaaah !
I don’t know for certain that Clarence Thomas sleazed on Miss Hill, any more than I ‘know’ OJ killed his ex-wife. The evidence though, is pretty compelling.
Mrs. Thomas, have you ever doubted someone else when you heard them say… “My husband/wife/child would NEVER ___________(fill in with a random bad act)” ?
Love is blind, and pretty stupid, and ‘denial’ is a very powerful force.
Plenty of sleazes and scalawags have held high office though. Ben Franklin was known to be ‘grabby,’ if you catch my drift.
So, distasteful as it is, I don’t know if his (alleged) lewd behavior should preclude Thomas from holding high office.
My frustration with Clarence Thomas is not his sleazy behavior, it is the fact that, at best, he was an average litigator. At best.
There were thousands of other lawyers or judges who would have been much more qualified for this very important position.
If President Bush felt obligated to pick a black candidate, I am sure there were a few hundred intelligent, capable and proven candidates. “Proven” means more than 43 years old, with many years of actual decisions under their belt.
Thomas was not just young, he was, and is, shallow. His ABA rating was the least favorable of any confirmed Supreme Court nominee since the Eisenhower administration.
His selection was the beginning of downward trend in U.S. politics. We have stopped insisting that the candidates be smarter than us.
The new American political reality:
Science – bad.
Snooty colleges – bad.
People who enunciate – bad.
Give me somebody who doesn’t know squat, as long as he agrees with me… Give me Clarence Thomas on the Supreme Court. Give me G. W. Bush in the White House. Give me Sarah Palin.
All national candidates should submit to an IQ test and an American history exam.
It will never happen, and the pinhead parade has only just begun….