We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Christine Ford had a choice. She could have taken the high road at any time over the last 30 years, and told her story straight. Instead she allowed her story, whatever the truth of it, to be coopted by hucksters, shysters, weasels and clowns. She has also exploited her "privilege". I promise you that no one here would have been treated with such deference and accommodation, just the opposite. Her willingness and/or her allies' willingness to undermine due process is telling and speaks to her character, or lack there of. At this point, she will have to produce hard corroborative evidence to get my attention. Self serving histrionics by self anointed, rather silly activists vouching for her credibility, something they couldn't possibly know, isn't going to cut it for me.
When you don't remember where it happened, when it happened, who was witnessing it, and the witnesses you claim were there (when you say you don't remember where it happened or when) say that it didn't happen - it's really hard to find the story credible.
The fact that there's a lot of people screaming loudly that she MUST be believed... because... well, women don't lie about stuff like that... that doesn't add to the credibility. Because women DO lie about it - if they figure there's enough of a payoff at the end.
That the payoff may cost someone else everything doesn't matter. Ford's going to get a good payday for this if she succeeds - and even if she doesn't she'll be a 'warrior for women's rights' for the rest of her life.
Kinda puts me in mind of the Amirault incident. Though the particulars are not the same, there was an atmosphere of witch hunt hysteria and delusions. A whole family was taken down and bystanders, who didn't buy into the allegations, were harassed and threatened. Nobody was ever held accountable.