An intrusion from the past provides a brief break from local matters…

Wouldn’t you feel horrified if, while numbly observing the latest in the hog-manure lagoon eruption that is the Supreme Court nomination saga, you suddenly realized that you had been at a ‘wild house party in Bethesda in the early 1980s’? (Maybe more than one, but probably not, whatever.)

You would think: Oh my God! I was there! (Perhaps! Aarghh!)

And you would rack your brain for reasons to believe this was a totally different occasion, and nothing to do with the tawdry icky vile stuff now being regurgitated in slow motion and Technicolor all over the Senate confirmation hearings.

So… The event, so far as I remember, was tediously rather than alarmingly or obnoxiously loud and raucous. And the ambience was more trying-to-act-grown-up – the Kavanaugh crowd can’t have been quite the right age group.

I recall getting bored and leaving, walking briskly the whole way down Wisconsin Avenue back to downtown Preppy-dom. At the dead of night in Mayor Marion Barry’s murder capital. It took half an hour – as everyone points out concerning the links among the Beltway ‘incoherently drunk’ brat elite, DC is a small place.



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4 Responses to Yikes!

  1. Chinese Netizen says:

    Funny how you don’t hear the Trumskyites chanting “Drain the swamp! Drain the swamp!” any more.

  2. @CN – they did drain it, and all sorts of slimy things emerged from the bottom ready to take their seats on the Supreme Court.

  3. Stanley Lieber says:

    All the Ivy League-bound and other top achievers in my hometown who went on to successful and in some cases distinguished careers followed the youthful Kavanaugh template of academics, beer, athletics and fumbling sexual encounters. I’ve seen it 100 times.

    I believe him. I disbelieve his accusers.

  4. dimuendo says:

    (Deliberate) little girl persona.

    He may not have sexually assaulted her but he comes over as arrogant, strident and none judicial.

    Not impressed with either of them but if Kavanaugh is representative of the leading rank of the american judiciary…..(Before all american readers take offence I have met some very smart personable american lawyers, as well as a fair number not so, as with every nationality)

    But for me his performance disqualifies him from being a senior judge irrespective of the truth or otherwise of the allegations.

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