Just because Kavanaugh went on to sit in the Supreme Court doesn’t mean his defenders have gotten away without injury.
What possible harm could come from defending centuries-old precedent in jurisprudence? You could be busted by the PC police, and be put out of a job.
How DARE anyone, let alone a University Dean, suggest that people who making eleventh-hour allegations against a sitting judge should have those claims scrutinized?
Are you saying the accused has some sort of a presumption of innocence or something?
It is, but it also pretty much sums up what happened to Will Rainford, Dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service in Washington, D.C..
He was initially suspended in September by the school after he questioned some of the claims made against Kavanaugh, prompting outrage on social media.
“[Julie] Swetnick is 55 y/o. Kavanaugh is 52 y/o. Since when do senior girls hang with freshmen boys?” Rainford wrote in a now-deleted tweet, the Washington Post reported.
“If it happened when Kavanaugh was a senior, Swetnick was an adult drinking with & by her admission, having sex with underage boys. In another universe, he would be victim & she the perp!” the then-dean added.
The fact that the Senate ALSO examined those claims and dismissed them was apparently not a sufficient defense for him to retain his position.
It wasn’t even a month later that Swetnick’s own LAWYER demonstrated the importance of the presumption of innocence when he proclaimed his own innocence with respect to domestic abuse claims. (This was after he reportedly said ‘she hit me first’, but a court of law would still presume his innocence.)
This irony didn’t help Rainford’s situation at all.
He has stepped down from his position as Dean and he will be taking a sabbatical before resuming his teaching duties.
“Riddle me this,” he wrote in a tweet, according to the Post. “Why would the accuser of Kavanaugh take a polygraph, paid for by someone else and administered by private investigator in early August, if she wanted to remain anonymous and had no intention of reporting the alleged assault?”
Catholic University President John Garvey called Rainford’s tweets “unacceptable” at the time and announced his suspension.
“We should expect any opinion he expresses about sexual assault to be thoughtful, constructive, and reflective of the values of Catholic University, particularly in communications from the account handle @NCSSSDean,” Garvey said. “While it was appropriate for him to apologize and to delete his Twitter and Facebook accounts, this does not excuse the serious lack of judgment and insensitivity of his comments.”
The Effeminization Of The American Male
by Doug Giles
Doug Giles, best-selling author of Raising Righteous And Rowdy Girls and Editor-In-Chief of the mega-blog, ClashDaily.com, has just penned a book he guarantees will kick hipster males into the rarefied air of masculinity. That is, if the man-child will put down his frappuccino; shut the hell up and listen and obey everything he instructs them to do in his timely and tornadic tome. Buy Now:The Effeminization Of The American Male
By the way, since Facebook has unpublished ClashDaily’s page, your best bet to keep in the loop is to Subscribe to our ClashDaily Newsletter right here:
We’re also moving onto a new platform, MeWe. It’s like Facebook without the data breaches and censorship.
Sign up and you can still get all the ClashDaily goodness by joining our MeWe group.
Do you love what we’re doing at Clash?
Do you want to kick in to our ‘war chest’ so that we Happy Warriors can maximize the size of the footprint we leave on Leftism’s backside? Here’s a link for ya to do just that.