Denounce your husband before you pronounce judgment on others
The Squire spent Tuesday night flipping the chunky dial on the Stately Manor’s Philco between the Brewers (why can’t that line-up HIT?!) and the cable talking-head shows. Even stopped in at Hannity (aka: Trumpitty) before twirling the dial to Rachel Maddow, who was plumping for Hillary Clinton’s revised post-campaign book, What Happened. (No question mark.) That was the price Rachel had to pay for getting what is still a good TV “get,” that being the defeated author her ownself. She has a book to sell or, at most, a new chapter on last year’s tell-little-if-anything book.
Hillary had to be ruing her bad timing that her promo appearance coincided with national headlines on the topic she’d most like to avoid — that being sexual misconduct. L’affaire Kavanaugh, doncha know.
(The Squire doth believe and hope he was groped most degradingly at a drunken party he did not attend somewhere and some time in 1969.)
Should the FBI reopen its background investigation into the 36-year-old charges against a boy of 17, Ms. Maddow asked?
Ann of Althouse was on the same frequency. “Hillary, I will accept your good faith on this subject if you will do just one thing first: Denounce your husband” Ann demands.
Let’s play word association, Hillary. I say “Nice blue dress” you say …?
Instead, Madame Secretary served up a high-minded word salad of incomplete sentences, feigned outrage, and lawyerly locutions. Need we say, Rachel never pressed her guest on Democrats’ hypocrisy, none more naked than Hillary’s. Makes one wonder if the Enabler In Chief imposes pre-conditions on her appearances. The “No Black Jelly Beans” in the dressing room bowl and No Monica, Juanita or those other trailer trash queens. Except that no one on MSNBC would be so rude as to commit, y’know, actual journalism! by asking a tough question.
Preceding Madame Maddow on our 13-inch low-def screen was the Pajama Boy. We do give Chris Hayes some credit for including a one-time George W. Bush cabinet nominee, Linda Chavez, among his usual line-up of partisan guests. “I don’t think it is fair to assume Brett Kavanaugh is guilty just because an accusation has been made,” Ms. Chavez reminded. “We do live in a country where there is a presumption of innocence.”
Let’s also understand that the Senate Judiciary Committee is not a criminal court jury. It is a function of the legislative branch of our political system. Christine Blasey Ford’s charges can never be proved or disproved. (There being no blue dress, et cetera.) The one eye-witness witness supports Kavanaugh’s uncategorical denial. But even if it did occur as described, it would be a misdemeanor under Wisconsin law committed by a rambunctious 17-year-old who, as a first offender, even if not adjudicated as a minor, would have his record expunged.
Hardly rises to the level of a sitting governor and president having his way with a poorly educated underling.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Hey Hillary, does this ring a bell: “Better put some ice on that.”