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One of the first "politically aware" moments in my life occurred in 1991 when President Geo. H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to replace retiring Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court. I'm not a lawyer and I didn't care about SCOTUS rulings at the time or the ethnographic/religious makeup of the High Court or Marbury v. Madison or any of that crap I'd learned in American History 101 - but I did care about a guy getting denied a job promotion for the "crime" of making a joke about a pubic hair on his can of Coca-Cola. Oh, I believed Anita Hill all right, but I didn't believe that anything she said about Clarence Thomas disqualified him from being a judge and, at my relatively young age, I really got myself worked up over the high tech lynching of this share cropper's grandson. I was living in DC that summer and followed the scandal from the start when Nina Totenberg broke the sexual harassment allegations over government radio (NPR). Decades have past and the intrepid "reporter" recounts the Realpolitik of the moment:
"Well, I think Republicans thought Thurgood Marshall, one of the great legal figures of our times and the first African American to serve on the court, was resigning, and that you could not replace him with somebody who was white. It would make the court back into an all-white institution. You just couldn't do that."
No, you can't pick a white guy because... because you just can't do that so Bush served up Constitutional Conservative Afro-American and (you probably already know this but) you can't do that either.
You can't do it!
You can't do that because there are only 9 seats on the Supreme Court and that means only one black guy (or gal) at a time and if, as was the case for Justice Thomas, that man lived another 30+ years it would effectively close the top dog opportunity for ALL negro judges in America for two generations. So the (D)'s fabricated the Anita Hill charges and used sweet Nina as a knowing stooge to push the info out from the Senate Judiciary Committee and into the minds of Volvo driving suburban mom's, school teachers and politically aware bureaucrats everywhere.
"And so I just started kicking tires, and it was just one of those moments where stuff started—I managed to get stuff. And pretty soon I had Anita Hill’s name, and I called her up, and I had some cockamamie story initially—I don't remember what about—why I was calling her. She knew why I was calling her, and she said that she wouldn’t talk to me unless I obtained her affidavit to the Judiciary Committee."
Just one of those moments... one of those magical, mysterious moments where a dumpy NPR reporter gets handed "stuff" and names to contact and, Oh I don't remember everything but..., Anita Hill knew why I was calling her - she was ready with terms and conditions. Crazy, right? What a fake, phony, fraud Nina Totenberg is with her "legal affairs correspondent for NPR" bullshit when all she really ever has been is a Democrat operative living off a taxpayer funded paycheck so she can blabber the platitudes of the Administrative State out over the aether.
In her dreams!
Ms. Totenberg was in her happy place yesterday, as was everyone over at NPR, because KBJ had secured enough votes from a bipartisan majority of Senators to put her on the Supreme Court. Quoting poet Maya Angelou, Jackson said, "I am the dream and the hope of the slave." This woman was born in Washington DC in 1970, both her parents were professionals with important jobs in South Florida education, she's married to a 5th generation Harvard man - what manner of slave is she?