Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Political Circus redux
Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has asked Anita Hill to apologize for the accusations she made in 1991. From a 'History of Modern American Politics' perspective, this has potential. It certainly reminds us of the foundations upon which the accusations against President Bill Clinton were made, and how the feminist movement was subsequently sacrificed on the altar of Clinton's insatiable libido. But for my money, it should help to remind those under-25s who are in college that all the political muckraking and dirty tricks they believe began when GW Bush took office actually predated the 2000s by quite a bit.