What Brett Kavanaugh Really Learned in High School: Make the Rules, Break the Rules and Prosper
Date Written: 27/09/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23086
The accusations against Kavanaugh may be an open question but his behaviour in handling them proves he is unfit for the Supreme Court. This is reinforced by his previous evasiveness about his role in the Bush administrations torture policy which called his integrity into question long before Christine Blasey Ford made her accusations.
Virtually everything about this spectacle except the tentative, then stoic intervention of Ford reeks of bad faith. Wisdom crouches in the corner, silent. Yet wisdom - have we forgot? - is the fundamental and ancient criterion for a judge. Kavanaugh has failed the test of wisdom not by what he is accused of doing when he was 17 and drunk but by his adult neglect of reflection and his indifference to suffering, something this moment puts in a sharper light. He does not deserve to be on any court, much less the Supreme Court.