It’s been a long day. Personal matters that have nothing to do with this blog prevented me from writing until this moment. However I was able to follow the news all day and watch the coverage of the Senate hearings. Clearly this week we will be following the FBI investigation in hopes that they will find independent confirmation of Dr. Ford’s testimony.
However, the actual investigation shouldn’t be important to the confirmation process. The testimony of Judge Kavanaugh established beyond any reasonable argument that he lacks the appropriate judicial temperament for a Justice on the highest court in the land. Additionally it is undisputed that every judge on the US Supreme Court should be non-partisan. the reality is that every President, democratic and republican, selects judges that favor their own political view point. However during the confirmation hearings the people being considered for appointment pretend to be non-partisan. The exception to the rule is Judge Kavanaugh. He stated in an emotional statement that the hearing involving Dr. Ford was partisan, part of a liberal conspiracy, and the result of revenge of the Clinton (which he mentioned by name).
Regardless of the outcome of the FBI investigation, it is clear that Judge Kavanaugh does not have judicial temperament or non-partisan temperament required of any federal court justice, and especially any Justice on the US Supreme Court.