Un­re­li­able ev­i­dence

The Weekend Australian - - COMMENTARY -

Ian Elder­shaw (Last Post, 12/10) cites the Brett Ka­vanaugh farce as an ex­am­ple of some­one he would deem un­em­ploy­able be­cause of a ques­tion mark on their char­ac­ter. Ka­vanaugh’s ac­cuser cited an in­ci­dent that may have hap­pened 36 years ago, could not re­mem­ber where, how she got there or got home.

The man who she says fell on them and all of her wit­nesses have no rec­ol­lec­tion of the in­ci­dent or of hear­ing about it. As the days passed, with no cor­rob­o­ra­tion what­ever, the ac­cu­sa­tions be­came in­creas­ingly lu­di­crous, fed by the po­lit­i­cal pos­tur­ing of the Democrats as the rule of law and pre­sump­tion of in­no­cence was trashed.

The in­ci­dent may or may not have hap­pened to Chris­tine Blasey Ford, but given that Ka­vanaugh’s name was not raised with her ther­a­pist, the ac­cu­sa­tion is at best an hon­est mis­take and at worst an ex­am­ple of the sup­pressed mem­ory syn­drome that de­stroyed rep­u­ta­tions in the 1990s.

I sug­gest that any black marks should be ap­plied to Demo­crat sen­a­tors who pro­moted the farce and the hys­ter­i­cal protesters who re­duced ju­di­cial process to the level of the Salem witch hunts. Peter West, Ave­ley, WA

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