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Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:18 PM

Kavanugh refused to answer White House questions about drinking and sex

“This time, the questions were much different. An array of White House aides, playing the role of various senators on the Judiciary Committee, quizzed Kavanaugh last week about his sex life and other personal matters in an attempt to prepare him for a hearing that would inevitably be uncomfortable.”

“In his answers during the practice runs, aides said, Kavanaugh condemned sexual assault and carefully avoided seeming to discredit Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in northern California who has accused the nominee of pinning her to a bed, groping her and putting his hand over her mouth to stifle her screams as he tried to take off her clothes at a drunken high school party in the early 1980s.”

“But Kavanaugh grew frustrated when it came to questions that dug into his private life, particularly his drinking habits and his sexual proclivities… He declined to answer some questions altogether, saying they were too personal.”



https://politicalwire.com/2018/09/22/inside-the-gop-effort-to-save-kavanaugh/

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Reply Kavanugh refused to answer White House questions about drinking and sex (Original post)
RandySF Sep 2018 OP
HipChick Sep 2018 #1
Jim__ Sep 2018 #2
MaryMagdaline Sep 2018 #5
MiniMe Sep 2018 #11
Jim__ Sep 2018 #12
MiniMe Sep 2018 #13
IggleDuer Sep 2018 #27
Bleacher Creature Sep 2018 #3
DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #9
LakeArenal Sep 2018 #22
FBaggins Sep 2018 #4
Separation Sep 2018 #6
LakeArenal Sep 2018 #23
Jarqui Sep 2018 #7
EarnestPutz Sep 2018 #8
oasis Sep 2018 #33
Stinky The Clown Sep 2018 #10
madaboutharry Sep 2018 #20
DeminPennswoods Sep 2018 #24
Whiskeytide Sep 2018 #28
honest.abe Sep 2018 #14
TheBlackAdder Sep 2018 #15
SayItLoud Sep 2018 #17
honest.abe Sep 2018 #32
bucolic_frolic Sep 2018 #16
dalton99a Sep 2018 #31
LiberalBrooke Sep 2018 #36
AdamGG Sep 2018 #18
grantcart Sep 2018 #19
BigmanPigman Sep 2018 #21
ck4829 Sep 2018 #25
Turbineguy Sep 2018 #26
Algernon Moncrieff Sep 2018 #29
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dalton99a Sep 2018 #30
democratisphere Sep 2018 #34
Gothmog Sep 2018 #35

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:21 PM

1. Things that make you go Hmm....

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:32 PM

2. Kavanaugh's drinking habits, especially in high school, are critical factors.

If Kavanaugh was a black-out drunk in high school, he can't credibly deny the charges. He can't know everything he did.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. Exactly. It's she said versus black out drunk

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:57 PM

11. The drinking age back then was 18, but how old was he when the incident took place

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Response to MiniMe (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:02 PM

12. He was 17 - but apparently drinking was rampant in his high school.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:04 PM

13. Was in mine too, though I was a few years earlier than he was

I was just remembering back to that time in Montgomery County MD.

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:39 AM

27. If he drank alcohol at age 17, it was illegal!

That means Kavanaugh is an illegal!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:33 PM

3. It's too bad that the Senate Democrats can't hire Monica Lewinsky to do some of the questioning.

It must take work being such a world class hypocrite.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:43 PM

9. They should hire Avenatti

I'd pay to see him question Kavanaugh.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:19 PM

22. Al Franken , too!!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 07:34 PM

4. Would you expect her to answer those questions?

She too is probably preparing to answer things like "how many boys did you sleep with while in high school" - "You say you had a couple beers... was that common for you at 15? - how many other parties did you drink at that year?" - and can be expected to refuse to answer many of them.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:01 PM

6. No

But too many people are accepting of the victim blame game these days.

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Response to Separation (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 11:22 PM

23. The people that victim blame will blame victims

until they are the victim.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:01 PM

7. Love the leaks

Keep 'em comin' 'lil Mushroom man

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:37 PM

8. What was it that Clarence Thomas said....

....when confronted with accusations of sexual impropriety ?
He protested that the hearings were a "lynching", using a racially
loaded term to put change the subject and become the victim.
Look for Kavenaugh to have some sanctimonious rebuttal ready
when the left side of the committee bench starts asking about
things too "personal", like his gambling, drinking and the other thing
about barnyard animals.

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Response to EarnestPutz (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:52 AM

33. +1

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 08:47 PM

10. When a Supreme Court nominee has to be asked questions of this nature .....

..... you clearly have the wrong nominee.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:02 PM

20. That's right.

There has to be someone in that White House who sees that. Can’t they see they need to cut him loose?

Of course, with each day Kavanaugh is in the picture, the better it is for democrats.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #20)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 07:28 AM

24. Reportedly, McGahn has been heavily invested in Kavanaugh

and pushed his selection to Trump. He seems unable to make the rational choice to cut Kavanaugh loose. It makes no sense as McGahn has been fairly sane as WH counsel and has spoken extensively with Mueller. Even McConnell told him Kavanaugh's confirmation was iffy.

There are plenty of rw judges who could be confirmed, so why push him forward in the first place? Could it be that Kavanaugh is political hack with a law degree and can be counted on to rule in favor of something when it helps Rs (ala Bush vs Gore) and against the same thing if would help Ds? For ex, if the court would expand executive authority, that could be used be all future presidents, not just republican ones. A real jurist, even a conservative one, is very likely to uphold precedent, but one who's a political hack wouldn't.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #24)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:39 AM

28. It makes sense to me, ...

... McGahn knows better than anyone how vulnerable Trump is re the Meuller investigation and the likely House investigations after the mid terms. Kavanaugh represents a vote against investigating trump. I thinks it’s that simple.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:17 PM

14. Telling.

This means he has plenty to hide and he knows there are people out there that know his secrets.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:43 PM

15. I bet there's more ass play than in a 70s porno. Both as a pitcher and catcher. Downtown Underground

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"No means Yes. Yes means ANAL!"



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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:54 PM

17. Waiting for Maggie Haberman and NYT's to quote her sources ...

She MUST have talked to people who can validate these statements.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #15)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:51 AM

32. That was one of most hilarious lines ever.

That whole show was amazing.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 09:46 PM

16. Did they ask about credit card webcam bills?

just askin' because, you know, they're so yesteryear and they can't think of everything

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #16)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:47 AM

31. +1. His gambling problem should be a major disqualifier

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #31)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 11:40 AM

36. Anyone with a gambling problem cannot be trusted

Add to that a drinking problem and he is wholly unqualified. Sexual assault on top of drinking and gambling makes a very dangerous person.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:00 PM

18. Is it settled whether Rethugs will use outside attorney to question Dr. Ford?

or will the Republican Senators do it? I really hope Dr. Ford wouldn't consent to anyone but Senate committee members asking the quesstions. If they're going to attack her credibility, then the Senators asking the questions need to be on the hook for that (5 weeks before the midterms).

Has anyone other than Senate judicial committee members ever questioned a Supreme Court nominee in the past?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:02 PM

19. They are getting ready to boot him

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sat Sep 22, 2018, 10:17 PM

21. He is a known liar under oath and is not credible for that reason alone.

Given the fact that he was heavily intoxicated and possibly doesn't even remember what he did he is even less credible. Nothing he says will be the truth...let's put it that way.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:33 AM

25. Kick

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:35 AM

26. Repubs are obsesesd with sex.

DIRTY, FILTHY, SEX!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:45 AM

29. That dovetails with the rumor another DUer posted

Somebody will know the post I mean. There were four points: One of them was (paraphrasing) was that there is said to be a Kavanaugh "me too" story that would drop, but that story was not the Ford story - it was another story.

That post also hinted the gambling angle should be more carefully explored.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 10:45 AM

30. .

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 11:02 AM

34. Guilty as charged.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Sep 23, 2018, 11:33 AM

35. This is the same asshole who wanted to ask Bill Clinton some offensive questions

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