By Monica Showalter September 17, 2018
After Democrats all but lose the prospect of derailing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, suddenly a new accuser with a 35-year-old charge of groping abuse comes out of the woodwork. Problem is, she doesn't want to tell us everything.
Christine Blasey Ford's accusation started with a letter – an anonymous accusatory letter of bad behavior dating from high school.
A letter we were supposed to believe, a guy's career we were supposed to ruin, yet we were to take only on faith that there was any merit to it.
Well, that fell apart, so the accuser came forward. She had psychologist's notes dating from 2012. She says she passed a polygraph.
And the picture she painted was imaginable, as witness stories are – there were holes in the story (she had no idea where she was or how she got home, she didn't want to say anything to anyone so as to avoid getting in trouble), and her charges – groping, clothes grabbed at, but no rape – were not over the top.
All of that made her look rather believable, because, well, I am about the same age as her and know what it was like to be 17.
Seventeen-year-old girls often are groped by certain kinds of boys.
But her case rapidly fell apart when it wasn't just a problem from her long ago.........