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Lillian McEwen breaks her 19-year silence about Justice Clarence Thomas

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The truth will out!

Excerpted from “Lillian McEwen breaks her 19-year silence about Justice Clarence Thomas” By Michael A. Fletcher
Washington Post Staff Writer, The Washington Post, Friday, October 22, 2010
[SIZE="+2"]W[/SIZE]hen Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his explosive 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Thomas vehemently denied the allegations and his handlers cited his steady relationship with another woman in an effort to deflect Hill's allegations.

Lillian McEwen was that woman. …

 

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She has written a memoir, which she is now shopping to publishers. News broke that the justice's wife, Virginia Thomas, left a voice mail on Hill's office phone at Brandeis University, seeking an apology -- a request that Hill declined in a statement. After that, McEwen changed her mind and decided to talk about her relationship with Thomas.

"I have nothing to be afraid of," she said, adding that she hopes the attention stokes interest in her manuscript.

Still, McEwen, a Democrat, acknowledges growing increasingly irritated with Thomas's conservative jurisprudence and his penchant for casting himself as a victim in the Hill controversy.

Yea, there's no reason to doubt any of this.

:lol:
 

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Don't like the testimony? Discredit the witness. You're all too predictable.
 

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Don't like the testimony? Discredit the witness. You're all too predictable.

I point out some very obvious reasons to doubt her claims and you pretend that they don't exist because you desperately want to believe what she's saying. Yea, I'm the one who's predictable.
 

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Imagine the following scenario: A guy who was friends with Obama in law school 19 years ago claims that he was secretly a radical liberal who dabbled in communism and hated America. That guy just so happens to go public with his claims at the same time that he was pushing a book that he wrote about his life. That guy also just so happens to be a Republican.

Would you believe that guy's claims, or would you immediately characterize him as a liar and partisan hack?
 

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I point out some very obvious reasons to doubt her claims and you pretend that they don't exist because you desperately want to believe what she's saying. Yea, I'm the one who's predictable.

Yes, you're predictable. Just like the lawyer you are. We all love you lawyers for your predictability. This is just a case to be argued for you; you could care less about the beating hearts of the women Thomas has victimized in his career. Heaven forbid you address the substance of the accusation. No! Your sole goal is just to strip this woman of her credibility, her dignity. Thanks for that. Be proud of yourself.
 

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Quit whining, chappy. These accusations always carry suspicion. You should know better than to proudly proclaim, "The truth will out!"
 

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This is bogus and she is just calling attention to her manuscript and to defame someone she is in political opposition with.
 

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Yeah, Chappy.

I'm 100% beyond-a-shadow-of-a-doubt certain that you said "aha! The truth will out!" when Juanita Broderick came out with her story about Clinton raping her. I can't possibly imagine things any other way.
 

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This is real close to "Much a do about nothing," since she was his girl friend and said: "Thomas often said inappropriate things about women he met at work -- and that she could have added her voice to the others, but didn't."

Big deal as long as he wasn't making inappropriate remarks directly to the women.

"He was always actively watching the women he worked with to see if they could be potential partners," McEwen said matter-of-factly. "It was a hobby of his."

So what he was single all single men and I dare say women do this it's human nature, unless you're a homosexual. Or do I have it all wrong.

I have never been a fan and I am always suspicious of people like Anita Hill who said nothing at the time and then later come up with a story of being aa sad victim.

It's just like Meg Whitman's old Housekeeper who jumped up all weepy with a story of abuse. What a load. Add Gloria Allwet and the story becomes a full blown load of Bovine Scatology since Allwet is a first level media whore.

I just wonder what the (expletive) is the point to bring this up now other than his silly wife is acting the fool, dragging up old dead stories.
 

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If you're a Justice Thomas supporter, you have to be sick at heart over this. It is now clear that Anita Hill was telling the truth and he was an abuser.
 

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If you're a Justice Thomas supporter, you have to be sick at heart over this. It is now clear that Anita Hill was telling the truth and he was an abuser.

It could be true, it could not be true. The only thing that is true in this thread is you aren't considering that it might not be true.
 
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Yes, you're predictable. Just like the lawyer you are. We all love you lawyers for your predictability. This is just a case to be argued for you

Yes, that's generally how I look at things, as I don't simply believe everything that I hear. Your approach may vary.

you could care less about the beating hearts of the women Thomas has victimized in his career.

lawllllll

Heaven forbid you address the substance of the accusation.

Er, I did. This woman defended Thomas in the past. She never once said anything about this before. However, 19 years later, she's taking this opportunity to promote her book by making these claims about his past actions. The fact that she openly admits that, as well as the fact that she's also disgruntled with his judicial decisions, indicates that she may have other motives.

No! Your sole goal is just to strip this woman of her credibility, her dignity. Thanks for that. Be proud of yourself.

Let's not pretend you give a **** about her either - the only reason you care is because she's accusing a conservative.

Let's play a game: Remember when a woman accused Al Gore of sexual assault? Despite the fact that her claim was on its face more credible than this woman's claim, I pointed out several of the flaws in her story and expressed uncertainty about what actually happened. You, on the other hand, immediately asked whether "Tipper's legal team was trying to knock Al down a peg before the divorce."

http://www.debatepolitics.com/break...ct-2006-authorities-say-4.html#post1058821756

It sounds like your sole goal was to strip that woman of her credibility and her dignity, and you just couldn't care less about the beating hearts of the women that Gore assaulted.

Hypocrisy, plain and simple.
 
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And what could compel someone to break her pained silence after nineteen years?

Oh, wait . . .

She has written a memoir, which she is now shopping to publishers.
 

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Yes, that's generally how I look at things, as I don't simply believe everything that I hear. Your approach may vary.



lawllllll



Er, I did. This woman defended Thomas in the past. She never once said anything about this before. However, 19 years later, she's taking this opportunity to promote her book by making these claims about his past actions. The fact that she openly admits that, as well as the fact that she's also disgruntled with his judicial decisions, indicates that she may have other motives.



Let's not pretend you give a **** about her either - the only reason you care is because she's accusing a conservative.

Let's play a game: Remember when a woman accused Al Gore of sexual assault? Despite the fact that her claim was on its face more credible than this woman's claim, I pointed out several of the flaws in her story and expressed uncertainty about what actually happened. You, on the other hand, immediately asked whether "Tipper's legal team was trying to knock Al down a peg before the divorce."

http://www.debatepolitics.com/break...ct-2006-authorities-say-4.html#post1058821756

It sounds like your sole goal was to strip that woman of her credibility and her dignity, and you just couldn't care less about the beating hearts of the women that Gore assaulted.

Hypocrisy, plain and simple.

Ouch. That hurt me to read. Chappy, can I get you an ice pack?
 

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Let's cut the crap and the ****ing games.

Lillian McEwen says Clarence Thomas had a thing for pornography and soliciting women working in his office. This aligns precisely with the 1991 testimony of Anita Hill.

You challenge Lillian McEwen motivations in coming forward at this time.

I don't.

There are enough women in this country who know all too well how these things happen and resent it.

People forget that these alleged incidents occurred when Thomas and Hill both worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, precisely the government institution charged with protecting women from such injurious employment environments.

The hypocrisy was entirely Thomas'.

This story is about justice finally served. Thomas is discredited.
 

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Let's cut the crap and the ****ing games.

Lillian McEwen says Clarence Thomas had a thing for pornography and soliciting women working in his office. This aligns precisely with the 1991 testimony of Anita Hill.

You challenge Lillian McEwen motivations in coming forward at this time.

I don't.

There are enough women in this country who know all too well how these things happen and resent it.

People forget that these alleged incidents occurred when Thomas and Hill both worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, precisely the government institution charged with protecting women from such injurious employment environments.

The hypocrisy was entirely Thomas'.

This story is about justice finally served. Thomas is discredited.



Can We then assume that in 1998/99 that you had a dim view of Bill Clinton and the Campaign began by Hillary and James Carville to discredit & destroy anyone accusing him (??)
 
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Let's cut the crap and the ****ing games.

Had you done that, the rest of this would not have followed:


Lillian McEwen says Clarence Thomas had a thing for pornography and soliciting women working in his office. This aligns precisely with the 1991 testimony of Anita Hill.

You challenge Lillian McEwen motivations in coming forward at this time.

I don't.

There are enough women in this country who know all too well how these things happen and resent it.

People forget that these alleged incidents occurred when Thomas and Hill both worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, precisely the government institution charged with protecting women from such injurious employment environments.

The hypocrisy was entirely Thomas'.

This story is about justice finally served. Thomas is discredited.
 

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This story is about justice finally served. Thomas is discredited.

Already, huh. Gosh, I would have thought it would take some time before one could say for certain.

Silly me.

The one playing games is you.
 
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Let's cut the crap and the ****ing games.

Lillian McEwen says Clarence Thomas had a thing for pornography and soliciting women working in his office. This aligns precisely with the 1991 testimony of Anita Hill.

Paula Jones said that Bill Clinton sexually harassed her. That aligns with the testimony of other women. That automatically means he's discredited and she's telling the truth!

LOGIC.

You challenge Lillian McEwen motivations in coming forward at this time.

I don't.

Clearly.

There are enough women in this country who know all too well how these things happen and resent it.

Which has absolutely nothing to do with this.

People forget that these alleged incidents occurred when Thomas and Hill both worked at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, precisely the government institution charged with protecting women from such injurious employment environments.

Oh, ****. I guess that means it must have happened!

Aristotle is rolling over in his grave.

The hypocrisy was entirely Thomas'.

I notice that you don't even attempt to explain your own raging hypocrisy. Why is that?
 

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Can We then assume that in 1998/99 that you had a dim view of Bill Clinton and the Campaign began by Hillary and James Carville to discredit & destroy anyone accusing him (??)

Don't be foolish. When women accused Gore or Clinton of sexual misconduct, that's because they're liars and crooks just trying to smear the good names of those upstanding gentlemen. When someone accuses Thomas of [whatever this is], that's because hes a BIG BAD BLACK RAPIST WHO DESERVES IT.
 

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Wow, Gore and Clinton were accused of sexual advances, so it's okay for Thomas? Really? Everybody does it? Is that your excuse for Thomas?
 

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Wow, Gore and Clinton were accused of sexual advances, so it's okay for Thomas? Really? Everybody does it? Is that your excuse for Thomas?

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Do you actually think that's what I just said, or are you just pretending like you don't understand in order to change the subject?
 

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This thread is about Thomas and his alleged abuse of women in his office, not Clinton, not Gore. Maybe if you stayed on topic we could actually advance the issue at hand.
 

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Wow, Gore and Clinton were accused of sexual advances, so it's okay for Thomas? Really? Everybody does it? Is that your excuse for Thomas?

Explain exactly why those accusations against Gore and Clinton were baseless, while this particular one closes the case definitively against Thomas. Be nice and detailed when you do so.

Until you do, your sputterings are meaningless.
 
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