by Scoobie Davis
Answer to the Quiz
I had some unusual answers to Monday’s quiz but no winners. The question: What do Al Sharpton, George Will, and Tom DeLay have in common? The answer: All have made reckless and false allegations of rape. Sharpton made false allegations against law enforcement officers in the Tawana Brawley hoax; Sharpton has rightly been criticized for this. In fact, George Will was one of Sharpton’s recent critics regarding this.
However, Will and DeLay has been just as reckless with allegations of rape as Sharpton but they, unlike Sharpton, have not paid a price. Will and DeLay fanned the flames against Bill Clinton regarding the absurd charges of rape by Juanita Broadrick. Will did it in a particularly scabrous article (in it he also accused Clinton of launching missile attacks for political purposes—this is also an attack on the Joint Chiefs). DeLay was behind the Star Chamber-like “evidence room” that contained the evidence room also housed allegations by Kathleen Wiley whom everyone except the Freepers and the Wall Street Journal editorial page knows is a liar.
The fact that Anita Hill followed Clarence Thomas to other jobs was enough “evidence” for Will to conclude that Hill was lying. This evidence regarding Broadrick’s actions after the alleged rape was, of course, no concern to Will. No big surprise; to people like Will, the goal is winning and if consistency and principles get in the way, then it’s too bad. If any President had credible charges of rape against him, it was Will’s favorite, Ronald Reagan (Selene Walters claimed Reagan forced himself on her when they were both in Hollywood). When these allegations first came out, the left didn’t make any political hay regarding it. Did Will appreciate this? Nope. The moral is the same as the one from my recent post, The Real Problem with the Democrats: the hard right is not to be trusted; it is to be discredited and defeated.