Oops. I was wrong. I was wrong.
In my last commentary entitled “Man Power,” I assumed that Dr. Christine B. Ford’s claim of sexual harassment would not scuttle judge Brett Kavanaugh’s swift ascension to the Supreme Court. As soon as I recorded, I returned to the cell, turned on the TV, and CNN’s breaking news was really, well, breaking news.
Another woman who knew Kavanaugh when he went to college described a remarkable episode of him exposing himself to her whilst in a drunken stupor. The woman, Debra Ramirez, claimed she pushed him away. This may change the game, for one woman may suggest an incident, but two women means a problem.
Is this a true picture of the man? Truth is, no one knows, but it suggests the judge, as a young man, had an alcohol and sex problem. Who knows what this will do to his nomination. His chances, which once looked so bright, now looks iffy at best. If he loses a handful of votes, his chance to join the nation’s highest court may go down in flames.
From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Noelle Hanrahan of Prison Radio.