In our last post we showed how through Democratic political malpractice, the Republicans got Judge Kavanaugh confirmed on the Supreme Court and energized their base to a point retaining control of both houses of congress is no longer out of the question. There is a feeling among some Republicans to just turn the page and put all this behind us. This is understandable given the ugliness of the confirmation hearings. It would also be a colossal mistake. The accusers, their lawyers and the Democrats should continue to be investigated. We need to know just how totally unsubstantiated accusations of decades ago alleged crimes almost came within an eyelash of unseating and destroying a federal judge. There are very compelling reasons for this .
We were told by the Democrats and their media allies a confirmation hearing is not a legal proceeding just a job interview so due process with a presumption of innocence isn’t required. Possibly these people have never been faced with filling a key position with a top-notch candidate. In most cases it is the prospective employer wooing the prospect and not the other way around. Imagine how difficult it would for any employer to attract top talent if they acquired a reputation as unfair ugly place to work. A place where a totally unfounded claim could forever stain your reputation. Most employers go to extraordinary lengths to avoid such a reputation. The Federal Government as an employer is in a particularly vulnerable position as the salaries are in great variance with the importance of its major positions. People take a judgeship or a cabinet position not for the salary but the prestige, a desire for public service or a combination of the two. They don’t do it for the money. A top lawyer or corporate executive makes far in the private sector. The prospect of a single uncorroborated accusation ruining your hard-won reputation forever changes the equation for entering public service. A nation needing top-notch people to fill its big positions would instead become a place to avoid. Is this what we really want for our country?