Thursday October 4, 2018
One side's testimony far more compelling than the other's.
After practicing law in the child welfare system for 25 years, I came to the conclusion that abusers, almost without exception, presented denials that were angry, self-righteous and self-pitying, completely lacking in compassion for the victim or an interest in getting to the truth. I saw those same characteristics in Judge Brett Kavanaugh's testimony as a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
In contrast, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony was heartfelt and compelling, and she had no motive to lie.
It is obviously not possible to believe that Ford is credible yet support Kavanaugh's confirmation.
It seems to me that it is the height of male condescension to suggest that a woman with two master's degrees and a doctorate, who is a published researcher and well-respected professor, is "mixed up" as to the identity of the person who assaulted her.
Kavanaugh accuser proves persuasive