I’m old enough to remember a time when allegations of sexual assault were to be believed. I can remember when unsubstantiated and uncorroborated allegations of sexual assault were grounds to ruin a man, a career and prevent elevation to the Supreme Court.
We had democrats protesting in the streets, banging down the doors of power and even harassing elected officials demanding justice.
But now we have a new story:
Vanessa Tyson, an associate professor of politics at Scripps College in California who is currently on leave, accused Fairfax of the sexual assault in a hotel room at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
We would expect the good Mr. Fairfax to be excoriated by the press, by the women, by the democrats and by all them, right? Well, if you thought that, you’d be wrong. So, what’s the difference between Fairfax and Kavanaugh?
Let’s compare and contrast:
In one case, the accuser can name the date – in the other the accuser cannot.
In one case, the accuser can name the location – in the other the accuser cannot.
In one case, the accused claims not to know the accuser – in the other the accused admits knowing her.
In one case, the accused denies the interaction – in the other, the accused admits to the interaction.
In one case, the WaPo ran story after story – in the other, the WaPo spiked the story.
In one case the accused was a conservative – in the other, the accused was a liberal.