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.
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.