[Rushtalk] Reports: Kavanaugh Has Found 1982 Calendar, Detailed Entries Help Clear His Name

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Tue Oct 16 10:03:31 MDT 2018


Maybe Kavanaugh will be confirmed after all. I think the final vote is
scheduled for 10 days ago.

On 10/16/2018 11:37 AM, Tom Matiska wrote:
> Carl, your sense of timing continues to amaze me.    Tom
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> On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:31 AM, Carl Spitzer {C Juno}
> <cwsiv at juno.com> wrote:
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> *Reports: Kavanaugh Has Found 1982 Calendar, Detailed Entries Help
> Clear His Name*
> By Benjamin Arie
> <https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/author/benjamin-dekraker/>
> September 23, 2018 at 5:26pm Print
>
> The last-minute attempt to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as
> the next Supreme Court justice has just hit a serious snag.
>
> Facing damaging but almost completely unsubstantiated claims that he
> acted improperly with a girl back when he was a teenager, the
> conservative nominee has dug into his personal archives to defend himself.
>
> Up until now, the vague accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford had
> only resulted in a “he said, she said” stalemate. Liberals insisted
> that Blasey Ford’s story of a bad encounter at a drunken party be
> believed, while conservatives have pointed out that the nearly
> 40-year-old claim is impossible to verify.
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> Finally, Kavanaugh has presented tangible evidence that the accusation
> doesn’t hold up.
>
> On Sunday, The New York Times
> <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/23/us/politics/kavanaugh-senate-calendar.html>
> reported that the judge has found old calendars from the period when
> the unproven groping allegedly took place — and they appear to support
> his claim that the incident didn’t happen.
>
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> “Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand
> over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party
> consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey
> Ford,” explained The Times.
>
> “The calendar pages from June, July and August 1982, which were
> examined by The New York Times, show that Judge Kavanaugh was out of
> town much of the summer at the beach or away with his parents,” the
> newspaper continued.
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> “When he was at home, the calendars list his basketball games, movie
> outings, football workouts and college interviews. A few parties are
> mentioned but include names of friends other than those identified by
> Dr. Blasey.”
>
> Here is perhaps the biggest nail in the coffin for Blasey Ford’s
> already-flimsy story: The calendar contains entries for parties, but
> none of the names included in those entries match the names Blasey
> Ford listed.
>
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> That any names were included in his calendar entries for parties shows
> Kavanaugh was remarkably thorough about recording his social schedule.
>
> That fact is yet another point in favor of Kavanaugh and against his
> accuser. The woman behind the claim has admitted that she can recall
> almost nothing specific about the incident, including its location,
> time, or other people involved.
>
> The few names brought up by Blasey Ford have refuted her story and
> indicated that they don’t remember a party with both her and Kavanaugh.
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> “Mr. (Mike) Judge has told the Judiciary Committee that he remembered
> no such incident and had never seen Judge Kavanaugh behave in such a
> way,” explained The Times, referring to one alleged witness of the
> drunken party.
>
> “The only other two people identified as being in the house at the
> time, but not the bedroom, have also said in recent days that they did
> not recall the incident. Patrick J. Smyth said he did not remember
> such a party or see any improper conduct by Judge Kavanaugh.”
>
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> “Leland Keyser, a former classmate of Dr. Blasey’s at Holton-Arms,
> said she did not know Judge Kavanugh or remember being at a party with
> him,” stated the newspaper.
>
> Accusations of this type are of course serious, and conducting due
> diligence is part of the vetting process for anyone nominated for a
> powerful position.
>
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> There comes a point, however, when weak and impossible to prove
> allegations need to be put to rest. Blasey Ford may genuinely believe
> that /something/ like the incident she described did happen; she may
> be telling the truth about a teenage trauma affecting her for decades,
> too.
>
> The problem is that there is zero evidence it was Brett Kavanaugh who
> did what she claims, and no way short of a time machine to prove her
> accusations.
>
> By all accounts, Kavanaugh has been a responsible and thoughtful
> family man and legal scholar for the entirety of his adult life — and
> that record needs to stand far above one person’s increasingly shaky
> claim.
>
> Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly claimed
> that Judge Kavanaugh’s 1982 calendar does not contain any names
> identified in Christine Blasey Ford’s claim against Kavanaugh. The
> calendar does reference Mike Judge, a friend of Kavanaugh and,
> according to Blasey Ford, a witness to the alleged assault. Judge’s
> name, however, is not mentioned in reference to any parties, while
> other names are — none of which have been identified by Blasey Ford.
> We apologize for the mistake.
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