[PW] ? Kavanagh-Related Quotations (Quotation Query #801)

Meredith Dixon dixonm at pobox.com
Wed Oct 10 04:34:57 PDT 2018

And since T.F. Mills brought up that Mississippi rally, here's the
other side's perspective on that same speech:

It’s just as important that Trump do this [apologize to Kavanaugh] as
it was important when Trump, at a rally, explained to the American
people what the American media had not told them, when he recited the
essence of her testimony. When the Drive-Bys said that he was mocking
Dr. Blasey Ford, he wasn’t mocking. He was simply informing the
American people what the media was holding from them: She couldn’t
tell anybody where it happened! She couldn’t tell them when it
happened; she wasn’t sure where the house was. She didn’t know how she
got home and she didn’t know who took her, and she didn’t know what
she said after the event, that the only thing she remembered is that
she had one beer--that the four people she said were there in the
house all denied it. The press had told nobody that. The American
people that only consume what we call mainstream media had no idea of
all of these holes in her testimony until Donald Trump told everybody
at his rally, and he was doing the same thing with the same principle
in this apology last night at the White House.


On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 7:26 AM Meredith Dixon <dixonm at pobox.com> wrote:
> Trump: Oct. 10:
> On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire
> Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been
> forced to endure.  Those who step forward to serve our country deserve
> a fair and dignified evaluation, not a campaign of political and
> personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the
> Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency, and due
> process.  Our country, a man or woman must always be presumed innocent
> unless and until proven guilty.
> <https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/transcript-president-donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-ceremonial-swearing-supreme-court/>
> Susan Collins: Oct. 5:
> But today we have come to the conclusion of a confirmation process
> that has become so dysfunctional, it looks more like a caricature of a
> gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion.... Our Supreme
> Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than 30
> years. One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the
> process has finally hit rock bottom....
> In evaluating any given claim of misconduct, we will be ill-served in
> the long run if we abandon the presumption of innocence and fairness,
> tempting though it may be. We must always remember that it is when
> passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy....
> Indeed, of the six objectives they invoked in the preamble to the
> Constitution, the one that they put first was the formation of a more
> perfect union. Their vision of a more perfect union does not exist
> today. And if anything, we appear to be moving farther away from it.
> <https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/10/why-susan-collins-voting-brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court/572341/>

Meredith Dixon <dixonm at pobox.com>

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