It looks like the Republican “Good Old Boys” are up to a few of their old tricks.
I’m sure you can recall all the media attention surrounding the sexual harassment allegations made against Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill. For those of you who don’t recall, read the excerpt below:
Anita Hill allegations
Main article: Allegations by Anita Hill
Toward the end of the confirmation hearings, an FBI interview with Anita Hill was leaked. Hill, an attorney, had worked for Thomas at the Department of Education and had subsequently moved with Thomas to the EEOC. After the leak, Hill was called to testify at Thomas's confirmation hearings.
She testified that Thomas had subjected her to comments of a sexual nature, which she felt constituted sexual harassment or at least "behavior that is unbefitting an individual who will be a member of the Court." Hill's testimony included lurid details, and some Senators aggressively questioned her.
Thomas denied the allegations, saying:
"This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It's a national disgrace.
And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you.
You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree."
Let’s just say, top Republican GOP hopeful Herman Cain needs to saddle up because these Republicain “Good old Boys” are about to take him on one hell of a ride…