I have to admit to mixed feelings about the Kavanaugh confirmation mess; I don’t know whether I believe the allegations and, if true, I don’t know if he ought to pay all his life for bad behavior as a teenager — especially when there’s no shortage of women who say he has never been anything but a gentleman. On the other hand, Kavanaugh has lied to the Senate if the allegations are true and, yes, that should be disqualifying.
I do know that I don’t think much of Franklin Graham’s willingness to shade the facts and then turn a blind eye.
Well there wasn’t a crime that was committed. These are two teenagers and it’s obvious that she said no and he respected it and walked away–if that’s the case but he says he didn’t do it. He just flat out says that’s just not true. Regardless if it was true, these are two teenagers and she said no and he respected that so I don’t know what the issue is. This is just an attempt to smear his name, that’s all.
Graham is lying to Robertson’s gullible listeners.
The only account we have of the encounter is Ford’s, and she says she escaped when Kavanaugh’s buddy jumped on top of she and Kavanaugh. According to the only account we have, Kavanaugh did not accept “No” and then retreat.
Ford requested anonymity, and agreed to be identified by The Washington Post only a few days ago; Feinstein was not free to publish the letter, and there is no reason to think this is a last-minute ambush meant ot “smear his name.”
None of this will persuade the evangelicals who accept Graham’s and Robertson’s gibberish that the “deep state” will do anything to defeat an abortion-hostile nominee, which of course is exactly why Graham is willing to lie and look away.
Whether or not Kavanaugh is confirmed, there is no doubt whatever about Franklin Graham’s character, and it’s just one more nail in the coffin that the Evangelical Right is making for itself. They’re not fooling anybody with two functioning eyes connected to a functioning mind.