Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a little too interested in the details of Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Kavanaugh, as associate counsel in the office of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, wrote in the memo that he was “strongly opposed” to giving Clinton any “break” and suggested 10 questions, including: “If Monica Lewinsky says that you inserted a cigar into her vagina while you were in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?”
He also was hell-bent on punishing Mr. Clinton for his failings.
“After reflecting this evening, I am strongly opposed to giving the President any ‘break’ in the questioning regarding the details of the Lewinsky relationship” unless he “resigns” or “confesses perjury,” Kavanaugh wrote, continuing: “He has required the urgent attention of the courts and the Supreme Court for frivolous privilege claims — all to cover up his oral sex from an intern. He has lied to his aides. He has lied to the American people. He has tried to disgrace you and this Office with a sustained propaganda campaign that would make Nixon blush.”
Well, if that’s how he felt about Clinton’s straying from the truth, imagine how outraged he must be at Trump’s complete abandonment of any resemblance of veracity. But apparently he had a change of heart, arguing later — after working for George W. Bush’s administration — that the president shouldn’t be distracted by petty lawsuits and the occasional lapses of truth-telling. Gee, I wonder what it was that brought him around? (*cough Cheney Rove Iraq war cough*).
This insight into Mr. Kavanaugh’s thinking reveals again the moralistic right-wing’s obsession with someone else’s sex life to the point that it borders on creepy. I’m not defending Mr. Clinton’s behavior, but if Mr. Kavanaugh was so upset with it, why is he allowing himself to be nominated to the highest court in the land by a being who has overtly demonstrated and even bragged about behavior that makes the Lewinsky affair sound like a pat on the cheek?
Because he’s a flaming hypocrite and a bit of a perv, that’s why.