Stel­lar Ka­vanaugh likely not at­tacker

Austin American-Statesman - - BALANCED VIEWS -

So a Wed­nes­day let­ter to the ed­i­tor head­line says “Don’t let judge with a record judge oth­ers.”

Well, the only record that Judge Ka­vanaugh has is one of out­stand­ing ju­di­cial com­pe­tence and fair­ness to his staff through the years.

How can the writer sug­gest that Dr. Ford has set the record straight when she can’t re­mem­ber when or where it hap­pened? So far no one has cor­rob­o­rated her story nor does her “pri­vate” poly­graph have any value. And un­like Judge Ka­vanaugh, she has not been un­der oath.

(And shame on Sen. Fe­in­stein for with­hold­ing this al­le­ga­tion for over two months — a pure po­lit­i­cal ploy.)

But be­ing fair-minded, this reader will give Dr. Ford the ben­e­fit of the doubt that some teenage boy might have tried to rape her, but it wasn’t Judge Ka­vanaugh. It sounds like a case of mis­taken iden­tity. I feel sorry for her.

JOHN HOOPINGARNER, LAKE­WAY

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