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It is time to repudiate untestable #MeToo allegations that were never reported within the statute of limitations, and it is time to draw the line before politics descends further into the theater of the absurd.<br />\n If Senators fail to establish reasonable rules of evidence, then it becomes a matter of how clever an accuser is at lying.&nbsp;Courts of law do not allow spectacles of irrelevant, unprovable accusations, and the Senate should not have a standard that is lower than that of traffic court.<br />\n Supposedly a 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh, or someone having a similar name, was drunk and had party-like contact with a fully clothed girl who had also been drinking.&nbsp;At the time, no crime was reported, no adult was told, nothing was prosecuted and no discipline of any kind was ever sought or obtained.<br />\n Most schools would not even punish a student for such behavior at a party, even if true, let alone expel someone for it.&nbsp;It is beneath the dignity of the Senate to give credibility to an accusation about silly teenage behavior at a drinking party, as though that has any bearing on the abilities and character of an adult more than three decades later.<br />\n President Trump was elected to blow the whistle on this kind of circus that too often dominates D.C.&nbsp;Trump brought some grown-up relief to this crisis on Monday by rejecting a reporter&rsquo;s question as ridiculous in asking whether Kavanaugh might be replaced as the nominee because of this farcical accusation.</p>\n<p> ALLOWING THIS ambush of Kavanaugh feeds the chicanery of the Left, and encourages similar antics against future good nominees.&nbsp;Three Republican nominees to the Supreme Court have been confirmed in a row since liberals unsuccessfully attempted their last-minute smear of Clarence Thomas, and the GOP majority should not allow regression to that low point in the history of the Senate.<br />\n Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) probably dislikes allowing a hearing on this smear against Kavanaugh, but the Republican majority in the Senate is hostage to a handful who pander to the media.&nbsp;Never-Trumper Jeff Flake, who is an example of someone who does not belong on the Judiciary Committee, was elected by pretending to be pro-life but spends much of his time trying to defy Trump instead.<br />\n In court, scandalous testimony that is irrelevant is excluded without futile attempts to determine its truthfulness.&nbsp;The Senate should likewise exclude testimony by Christine Blasey Ford about isolated teenage partying which has no relevance to the fitness of the nominee Kavanaugh.<br />\n The oath does not have a magical effect in converting lies to the truth, and cannot establish relevancy.&nbsp;Long-ago high school partying is irrelevant to the important work the Senate and the Supreme Court should be doing.<br />\n Even worse is speculation about what a teenage Kavanaugh, or someone who looked like him, might have wanted to do.&nbsp;Teenagers are wrong about many things, even when trying to tell the truth, and the Senate should not allow such speculative testimony.<br />\n The high-tech lynching of Clarence Thomas, as he described it, failed when an accusation was discovered to bear an uncanny resemblance to a line in the book&nbsp;The Exorcist.&nbsp;This time the allegations may be inspired by a book by Mark Judge concerning his own drinking binges at the same high school Kavanaugh attended.<br />\n But Mark Judge himself described the accusations against his classmate Kavanaugh as &ldquo;absolutely nuts.I never saw Brett act that way.&rdquo;</p>\n<p> IT WAS A mistake to schedule a special hearing, and delay it by a week, which gives the story-tellers more time to practice and embellish.&nbsp;Allegations about the distant past which lack details are not credible, and the Senate should proceed to vote on Judge Kavanaugh.</p>\n<p> John and Andy Schlafly are sons of Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) and lead the continuing Phyllis Schlafly Eagles organizations with writing and policy work.</p>\n', created = 1574105616, expire = 1574192016, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:622913a945d9e00bba5090306894db1c' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Too little, too late in ambushing Kavanaugh

PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY REPORT: September 18, 2018

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