Dr. Christine Blasey Ford does not remember any key facts offered up in a failed, completely unsubstantiated attempt to discredit now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but Professor Jennifer Ho thinks Ford has earned herself an award.
English Professor Jennifer Ho launched a nomination for a Distinguished Alumnus Award at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to mankind by alumni; a maximum of five awards are granted annually.
Eligibility for this award includes a “contribution to mankind in any worthy field such as the professions, business, government, education, research science, art or literature.” One then must assume that defaming the exemplary character of a judge would be acceptable in lieu of the previously listed achievements.
Professor Ho’s impassioned nomination letter all knowingly states that Ford “told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, [then 17].” That Ford does not know the date or location of the attack, how she got to the party or got home, and has contradicted herself repeatedly about the number of people present appears unimportant to Ho’s riveting narrative.
Ford alleges she fears flying, yet she flies — but could not fly to Washington, DC (unless you count her yearly visits to the city). Ford also claims to have been unaware of an offer to have her statements taken in the privacy of her own home. Ford alleged that there were two males involved, yet her therapist notes clearly state she said four boys were involved. The stairway was either short or small, depending on when she spoke of it, and her claim of the early or mid 80s as an attack time may have found Kavanaugh attending Yale and not in the vicinity at all. Ford has identified a number of people who would corroborate her accusations, and claims and every single one of them has stated they have no recollection of the event occurring.
Professor Ho adds that “There may be people reading this nomination letter who will take issue with Dr Blasey Ford’s testimony, or who may see this letter as an example of partisan politics. It is about …the simple act of speaking one’s truth…” and is “an act of bravery.”
Ho goes on to tellingly claim that Ford “speaks truth to power.” This phrase may be instantly recognizable (variously attributed to Bayard Rustin, or a 1955 Quaker book advocating against the Cold War) as one frequently used in political discourse to take a political stand.
Of course this is political. In her nomination letter, Professor Ho states that “we live in a society that does not believe women.”
Rachel Mitchell, a veteran female sex-crimes prosecutor, questioned Dr. Ford. Mitchell is a woman who knows her job, found this case to be even weaker than a he said/she said.
“No reasonable prosecutor would bring this case to court, and it is not even sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard,” Mitchell said.
There is no news about how past Distinguished Alumna recipients feel about their ranks being joined by the dubious Dr. Ford.
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