Posted Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018.
Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing. Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick, courtesy of the New York Times.
From the Department of Ideas in Search of a Post:
Should a stupid thing you did when you were seventeen cost you a job when you’re fifty-three?
Many people reflexively answer that one with, “No. Doing at least one stupid thing is part of your daily routine when you’re seventeen.”
That’s why Kavanaugh’s excuse-makers want that to be the question.
But that question fudges the real question.
What if the job is Supreme Court Justice and the stupid thing you did was commit a serious, violent crime?
To be even more specific, should attempting to rape a classmate when you were in high school cost you a seat on the United States Supreme Court?
You bet it should…