I liked walking with a cane far better when I did it for style, not for support! My idle observation for the day.
I spent two days disconsolate. Lethargic. For shame. I watched Dr. Ford’s cross examination. Such grace and courage. Most every woman watching could mentally applaud. They broke for lunch and so did I. I never went back. Sneak peeks were adequate to tell me to back off. Today I sort of squatted down and poked the campfire ashes and knew it was not good.
Yesterday I looked and left. I don’t understand why no Republican senator questioned Dr. Ford. Actually, the whole layout of the hearing was stupid. No woman would have organized such a cowardly charade. Whatever. The men were in charge.
Brett Kavanaugh was not a pretty picture. For me, he was not a credible witness. He cried. He yelled. He tried to pin the failure of the rest of his life on the “accusations”. One fact I did not hear mentioned, however, though I wasn’t around much.
Ashley Kavanaugh’s head was turned toward her husband, but her body turned away, leaving me to wonder how many of those tantrums and tirades she was subjected to at home. Because, Brett did not launch into his first melt down for the television. He’s had a lot of practice.
I went to breakfast with a friend. We agreed not to mention yesterday, and we didn’t. I came home to therapists, drilling me on what I have learned from them, and being signed off. Laura came home, and we left to try a new restaurant for dinner. Far too early. A new sports bar. New to us. I saw the end of the Cardinal/Cubs game, and some Ryder Cup. Laura watched field hockey, and was not impressed with the level of play.
I am so obsessed with the terrible potential for this nomination, I subscribed to something on my phone for instant headlines and news. Smart News, it’s called. I must turn it off at night; it delivers smart news with klaxon sound whenever it deems it has occurred. It sounded on the restaurant table tonight, and the FBI has been given one week to launch another investigation of the charges against Brett Kavanaugh. A reprieve.
All those Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee seem to a man, corrupted by Trump’s politics.