A Perjurer on the US Supreme Court

First of all I have to say that I am glad that someone has finally come out and verified Anita Hill’s story and vindicated her.  What Clarence Thomas’ wife thought she would accomplish with her phone call is beyond my understanding, but I’m glad that what it actually accomplished was undoubtedly the opposite of anything she wished for.

As a woman I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to Anita Hill.  I remember the days of being sexually harassed at work, once to the point of having a boss back me up against a wall.  There was a time there was no recourse for that kind of harassment and I am so glad that there is a system in place for women to work unmolested.

I’m glad Lillian McEwen decided to finally speak up but I wish she had had the courage that Anita Hill did years ago.

Clarence Thomas apparently committed perjury and I think there should be an investigation and the appropriate action taken if Ms. McEwen’s testimony is deemed credible.

A Perjurer on the US Supreme Court

By Robert Parry

October 23, 2010

In late 1998, when the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to impeach President Bill Clinton for lying under oath about a sexual affair, many on the Right insisted that the issue wasn’t the sex but the perjury. They are now confronted with a parallel case in which U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas quite clearly perjured himself to get his seat on the bench.

On Friday, former federal prosecutor Lillian McEwen, one of Thomas’s girlfriends in the 1980s, broke a long silence and confirmed that Thomas did engage in sexual harassment of women at work and did discuss pornography in the way that Anita Hill and other women described to the Senate during Thomas’s confirmation hearings in 1991.

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However, it is now obvious that Thomas committed perjury as a necessary element of gaining his seat as one of nine justices on the Supreme Court – and only its second African-American. Though perjury before Congress is a felony, the Right appears to have suddenly lost its enthusiasm for demanding impeachment as the proper remedy for high officials caught lying under oath.

The new evidence of Thomas’s perjury emerged this past week following a bizarre voice-mail message that Thomas’s wife, Virginia, left for Anita Hill asking her to retract her testimony and to apologize to Justice Thomas. Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University, rejected the request and reiterated that she was telling the truth 19 years ago.

But Mrs. Thomas’s voice mail had an unexpected consequence. It spurred McEwen, now 63, to speak up in an interview with the Washington Post, which appeared in Friday’s editions.

Thomas “was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners,” McEwen told the Post. “It was a hobby of his.”

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And speaking of work, I have a new job and will be spending quite a bit of time on that job.  I just finished an extensive graphics job and now have another one in addition to the new job.  I hope that on the days I can’t get to spend much time on the blog that you all will continue to share your thoughts and use each post as an open post to post links to news articles and information you deem worthy of sharing along with your thoughts and tidbits from your life.  I want to say thank you to each of you for sticking with the blog and contributing in so many ways.  I appreciate your emails with news and links I have missed and I look forward at the end of each day to reading what you have to say.

Sage

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6 Responses to A Perjurer on the US Supreme Court

  1. skyagunsta says:

    Sage, I recently read a comment someone posted on FB that on the day of the Clarence Thomas Trial 19 years ago, there was a witness who could have corroborated Anita Hill’s testimony; the witness had been summoned by none other than our current VP Joe Biden. And, according to the comment I read, although the witness had been summoned by Biden, it was BIDEN HIMSELF the one who blocked her from testifying.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHh!

    Anyhow, happy job Sage. And thank you for this blog.

    Did you see 60 minutes yesterday? There are so many people unemployed, living in friend’s homes, looking for work, eating in soup kitchens … and all of them people with Ph.Ds, Master Degrees, BAs or BS degrees. People who had high paying jobs in previous economies and who are unable to find jobs due to the economy where their age (so the piece claims) also plays a part in their misfortune.
    And, those of us who have lost our minds keep calling for more tax cuts …… WE NEED TAXES AND WE NEED JOBS TO RETURN TO THE USA.

    Sage Reply:

    Yes, I saw that. Sad isn’t it? I can’t help but believe this is a manufactured recession given that the last couple of years we’ve seen so many articles about how Americans get paid too much. Corporations like things just the way they are…..they have their pick of the litter so to speak for any job and everyone is so terrified of losing their jobs that corporations can treat people any way they want and get by with it.

    skyagunsta Reply:

    @Sage, And even sadder is that County, state, and federal jobs are being privatized, given to corporations who will do with the workers whatever they want; people who had some form of career service protection won’t have it anymore. There is so much abuse being committed against a society that was so “advanced?” not so long ago.

    (I hope you also got to see the segment with Jane Goodall on the 60 minutes program last night. Amazing how the 76 year old woman could still “monkey around” with the baby chimp.)

    Sage Reply:

    That was a great segment with Jane Goodall. She had to fight the ‘establishment’ to get them to take her seriously!

  2. Wizcon says:

    Congratulations on the job! There are many creative ways to earn money. It’s just a matter of finding your niche, passion talents or whatever leads you to the idea.

    Sage Reply:

    Thanks. I think this will be interesting. It pays good and is a work from home position. I’ll let you guys know how it is going.

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