by Daveda Gruber:
Today most of us who deal with news and politics or who have an interest in what is going on in this country have been glued to their televisions screens or computer screens.
We watched Christine Blasey Ford testify under oath in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Some people found Ford to appear to be an honest credible witness. She did play her cards right. She probably talked in a quiet voice because she was told to. Ford seemed to want to be helpful and she was probably guided to do that, as well.
There were those lapses of memory that Ford had. We still do not know the year or place where this alleged assault occurred. She has named others as being there but they have signed documents that explain that they have no recollection of this ‘party’ or ‘gathering’ ever taking place.
The chatter about a case of mistaken identity was brought up.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked, “So what you are telling us is that this could not be a case of mistaken identity?”
Ford replied, “Absolutely not.” She added she’s “100 percent” certain it was Kavanaugh who attacked her.
Ford did say that she remembered the incident because it has impacted her life.
She described the alleged incident with detail.
Ford described a small gathering at which she cannot remember how she got to. She recalled the small sparsely furnished room in which the young teenagers were in and a stairway that led to a bathroom.
She used the stairs after having a beer and went to use that restroom at the top of the stairs. At that point she alleges that Brett Kavanaugh or Mark Judge pushed her into a bedroom and one of them locked the door.
Ford then described that Brett Kavanaugh pushed her onto a bed and that she was under him. She then alleges that Judge jumped onto the bed with them several times and that she tried to scream and at that time she alleges that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to silence her.
The alleged attempted rape and attempt to take her clothes off that Ford describes happened after loud music was turned on in the bedroom.
Okay, stop here. She also said that there was no music on downstairs.
No music or television on downstairs with teenagers hanging around, right?
Those downstairs just below the bedroom must have heard the music, right?
Did none of them think that the party upstairs must have been more lively than the gathering in the main room downstairs?
Of course they would have heard music. Teenagers gravitate to music.
Music makes for a party. No one went to see where the fun was with the music?
I’ll end this and go see the other side of the story.
I already have thoughts on the testimony I’ve heard.