Friday, September 14, 2018


In The New Yorker story about sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, we're told that the woman who accuses Kavanaugh says that a classmate acted as an accomplice:
The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests....

Kavanaugh’s classmate said of the woman’s allegation, “I have no recollection of that.”
The Weekly Standard has named the classmate: Mark Judge.
"It's just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way," Judge told TWS.
Judge is identified as "a writer in Washington, D.C." But Judge is not just any writer. As Elon Green notes on Twitter, he wrote a notorious (and implausible) 2012 Daily Caller piece titled "The End of My White Guilt." In it, he says his bicycle was stolen in a predominantly black D.C. neighborhood, after which he was infuriated when "a liberal friend" told him not to pursue the thief. “That person needs our prayers and help,” the friend said, according to Judge. “They haven’t had the advantages we have.” Result: "My white guilt died."

But more relevant to the current circumstances is this (hat tip Tom Hilton):

That's from a Daily Caller piece by Judge titled "Barack Obama: The First Female President." (Additional inspirational quote: "Barack Obama doesn’t have just a streak of the feminine in him; he seems to be a woman, and a feminist one at that, with a streak of man in him.")

Yeah, why don't we ask that guy about male-on-female sexual violence.

Judge doesn't write about sex on a regular basis, but when he does, it's clear he's part of the "Help! Help! I'm Being Repressed!" school of conservative punditry, as in this Caller piece,written after Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson denounced homosexuality:
I have two observations about homosexuality. The first I am always allowed to express. The second, never.

The first observation: Homosexuality has been around forever, and always will be around. A reasonable person can conclude that gays are born that way. As such, they should be treated with respect and given the same rights as other couples. Arguing that it can or should be cured is delusional, and harmful.

Observation the second: as Mr. Robertson put it, an anus is not a vagina. One was designed to allow something to go inside it, the other was not. This medical fact leads one to conclude that that the bodies of men and women are different from each other. Thus, marriage is about the complimentarity, both emotional and phsyical, between male and female.

Observation number one is allowed and celebrated. Observation two is banned. We now live in a fantasyland where we can no longer make the observation that a man’s body is different from a woman’s. This is how insane we’ve become. For the past decade and more we’ve had a debate about homosexuality and gay marriage, and in that entire time we have been prevented from speaking freely about the genuine hard wired differences between male and female. Gay marriage advocates like Dan Savage write acres of copy gleefully celebrating all kinds of unusual sexual practices. But the rest of society is prevented from making an observation about basic human plumbing.
Sorry, Brett -- you're going to need better character witnesses than that.

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