You may or may not be familiar with Ed Whelan. If you're not, he's a Harvard educated lawyer who clerked for Scalia and was a DOJ official in the Bush
43 years. He frequently appears on Fox/Fox Business/Fox Radio, has written a daily column for the National Review for years and he's the president of
conservative think tank Ethics and Public Policy Center.
As far as I know, he did not sexually assault Christine Blasey Ford in the early 80s. But can we really be sure?
First off, Ed is a very rape-y name: Ed Gein. Ed Kemper. Ed Helms. He was a 22 year-old frat boy when the alleged event took place. He's a Republican.
And I'm no phrenologist but look at the shape of this guy's head!
I mean connect the dots folks! Add it up. This could definitely be the real perp!
Of course I'm being sarcastic (or am I being facetious?) to make a point but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Whelan who is currently
trending on Twitter for really
going the extra mile in coming up with a novel attack on the credibility of CBF's allegation. He didn't just
suggest that maybe it was a case of mistaken identity but came up with an alternative to Kavanaugh based on no actual evidence, named the man
made a positively bonkers "case" for his unsound identification and then blamed his own reckless crazy on Dianne frickin' Feinstein.
Here's his thread
Obviously I blurred out this guy's name so as not to contribute any more to this debacle than necessary to critique Mr. Ethics's disgraceful
exhibition of deranged wingnut desperation. Here's the smoking gun:
Twins. Sweet Jesus. That's a new one for a right-winger — he can't even tell white
people apart. (don't cry at me, I don't care) Did anyone
check on the whereabouts of Tucker Carlson at the time of the alleged assault?
I have no idea if Christine Blasey Ford's allegation is true or not but I can tell you that randomly injecting uninvolved people into this situation
to muddy the waters is absolutely not something to do. Not that he had any choice mind you, Dianne Feinstein made him do it:
This guy represents everything (not literally everything
) wrong with too many on the Right in this, the era of the Infowars President. Imagine
if he assumed the identity "EAnon" and posted this on 8chan and was needlessly cryptic for maximum t0p s3kr3t effect?
edit on 2018-9-20 by
theantediluvian because: (no reason given)