To­tally dif­fer­ent

San Antonio Express-News - - FROM THE COVER -

Re: “Beto vs. Brett,” Your Turn, Sun­day:

Yes, I op­posed Brett Ka­vanaugh for the Supreme Court, and, yes, I will vote for Beto O’Rourke, but, no, I’m not ap­ply­ing a dif­fer­ent stan­dard of con­duct to the one I op­pose. In both cases there are con­tra­dict­ing ac­counts about events, with ev­ery­one sure that they re­mem­ber the ac­tual events (or not) but no proof.

I op­pose Ka­vanaugh be­cause:

1. While Beto has ad­mit­ted and re­grets his vi­o­la­tions, Brett has re­fused to take re­spon­si­bil­ity for any­thing more than lik­ing beer. He re­fused to answer a se­na­tor’s ques­tion whether he had ever blacked out from drink­ing and in­stead, in­ap­pro­pri­ately, ques­tioned whether she had.

2. Brett dis­sem­bled, un­der oath, the mean­ing of sex­ual ref­er­ences in his year­book, mak­ing them seem in­no­cent, in con­tra­dic­tion to their com­monly ac­cepted mean­ings, which dis­re­spect fe­males.

3. Beto is run­ning for a sixyear Se­nate term. Brett has been ap­pointed to a life­time po­si­tion on the Supreme Court. I op­posed some­one who has lied un­der oath and whose com­plete record in the Ge­orge W. Bush White House has been with­held from scru­tiny by the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion. Why? The last two decades of a can­di­date’s con­duct should def­i­nitely be of the most im­por­tance, and I find Brett Ka­vanaugh’s re­cent par­ti­san, un­truth­ful con­duct to be dis­qual­i­fy­ing for a per­ma­nent po­si­tion on our high­est court of law. which di­min­ish his char­ac­ter. His pres­ence on the Supreme Court is ques­tion­able, be­cause he was very de­cep­tive. In other words, he lied through­out his in­ter­view.

By the way, why are you bring­ing this up? Didn’t your choice just be­come a Supreme Court jus­tice? So cool down as time will tell who is more re­spon­si­ble and cred­i­ble, leav­ing no skele­tons in the closet. noth­ing to do with their love for the pro­fes­sion; in­stead, it has ev­ery­thing to do with the fact that the ad­min­is­tra­tion is get­ting reg­u­lar raises whereas teach­ers are not. They are ex­pected to be fine with go­ing with­out.

Although I un­der­stand your point, I think you are miss­ing a very large piece of the puz­zle. A de­ci­sion to leave ed­u­ca­tion is not as easy as one might think.

Tom Fox / As­so­ci­ated Press

Repub­li­can U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Demo­cratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke de­bate in Dal­las. Read­ers dis­cuss a re­cent O’Rourke-Brett Ka­vanaugh com­par­i­son.

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