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Where Is Christine Blasey Ford?

 

When the Kavanaugh hearing was over, I expected to see Dr. Ford everywhere: a cover story interview on People Magazine, feature story on “60 Minutes,” “The Today Show,” “CBS Evening News,” the Sunday news shows, and on, and on, and on. I thought she would be telling her story everywhere, screaming about how she was wronged, demanding further investigations, threatening lawsuits, and so on. There would be personal interest stories on her husband and family on various news shows. Interviews with long-time friends. The media would use her continued presence to keep this story in the news until the midterms.

My expectations were wrong, apparently. Dr. Ford seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I wonder why that is?

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  1. Member

    Apparently she wants to move on with her life, contrary to what the rest of the left wants.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:15 am
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  2. Thatcher

    Dr. Bastiat: My expectations were wrong, apparently. Dr. Ford seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I wonder why that is?

    She has to work with the ghost writer on her tell-all book, then she has to hook up with screenwriters for the Netflix miniseries . . .

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:20 am
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  3. Member

    She was a pawn in the Democratic attacks. She did not want to go public, they pushed her out there. Her story has an awful lot of holes in it. It does neither Dr. Ford nor the Democrats/media any good to hear more from her. There may be some utility to having her as a talking point, but there is no further benefit to her being on the stage.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:20 am
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: My expectations were wrong, apparently. Dr. Ford seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I wonder why that is?

    She has to work with the ghost writer on her tell-all book, then she has to hook up with screenwriters for the Netflix miniseries . . .

    Damn! You beat me to it!

    Also, it would be untoward and inappropriate for Justice Kavanaugh to respond.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:23 am
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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:27 am
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  6. Member

    Dr. Bastiat: My expectations were wrong, apparently. Dr. Ford seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I wonder why that is?

    Is it that odd? Why would you want remain public while half the country thinks you are a lying crazy person? Kavanugh has no choice but to be out there he is a justice, but I don’t see him going around giving interviews and taking a victory lap either… 

     

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:33 am
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    I’m with Jager. She really did want confidentiality, and realizes she was used and misled by those assigned to help her.

    I hope she is quietly working with lawyers that are actually on her side, and maybe even the FBI, to nail the bastards.

    Wouldn’t that be a nice October surprise?

    One can dream.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:36 am
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    Jager (View Comment):

    She was a pawn in the Democratic attacks. She did not want to go public, they pushed her out there. Her story has an awful lot of holes in it. It does neither Dr. Ford nor the Democrats/media any good to hear more from her. There may be some utility to having her as a talking point, but there is no further benefit to her being on the stage.

    I agree.

    Powerline had a post a few days ago about FBI connections in the Democrat attacks.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/the-kavanaugh-smear-and-the-fbi-a-connection.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+powerlineblog%2Flivefeed+%28Power+Line%29

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:36 am
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  9. Member

    As The Dude so eloquently put it in “The Big Lebowski,” “New s[CoC] has come to light.”

    There’s a combined FusionGPS/FBI (FISAgate/”insurance policy”) aspect to the Blasey-Ford operation that Grassley has started to suss out; most probably, the hubris with which Michael Bromwich stepped forward to be an attorney for Christine Blasey-Ford, and with which David Laufman stepped forward to be an attorney for Blasey-Ford’s lifelong best friend Monica McLean, helped accelerate this sussing.

    So now Blasey-Ford’s legal team of Katz, Banks, and Bromwich have gone to near-total radio silence, and accordingly have probably required of their client that she pretty much go to ground entirely.

     

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:39 am
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  10. Member

    Senator Grassley releases timeline of Ford Investigation

    Senator Grassley to Ford attorneys: Turn Over All Correspondence With Feinstein – and Hirono

    I think Blasey Ford is hiding and wants this all to go away, so she doesn’t face prison.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:46 am
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Senator Grassley releases timeline of Ford Investigation

    Senator Grassley to Ford attorneys: Turn Over All Correspondence With Feinstein – and Hirono

    I think Blasey Ford is hiding and wants this all to go away, so she doesn’t face prison.

    I hope Grassley doesn’t let this go now that the confirmation fight is over. We need/deserve the backstory.

     

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    • October 10, 2018 at 7:50 am
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    Jager (View Comment):

    She was a pawn in the Democratic attacks. She did not want to go public, they pushed her out there. Her story has an awful lot of holes in it. It does neither Dr. Ford nor the Democrats/media any good to hear more from her. There may be some utility to having her as a talking point, but there is no further benefit to her being on the stage.

    @jager has it right. The Democrats thought the Republicans would fold, not fight, so how Ford’s story held up to scrutiny wouldn’t matter. As it turned out, the Republicans, from Trump, McConnell, Grassley on down, and Judge K himself decided to fight. The Dems had no choice but to follow through as much as they dared, hoping to peel off Flake/Collins/Murkowski.

    Since Judge K was confirmed, there’s no benefit in keeping Ford’s story in front of the public. Especially since they also misjudged how the public would react to this attempt at smearing a good man.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:01 am
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    Give it some time. She will be back in some form after some R&R. Nobody just goes away today.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:07 am
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    I hear she’s currently working on her memoir. Penguin Random House is going to publish it under their Mad Libs imprint.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:17 am
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    I expect she will just move on. She will become an icon at Palo Alto University where her views are their views. She has a pocket full of cash. She will take some time off work to write a book about her experience. (she is capable of writing the book herself).

    The usual stuff. There don’t ever seem to be any consequences for the lefties.

    However, I do think she will harbor some animus for the Democrat machine that treated her as a tool rather than a person.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:22 am
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    Al French, sad sack (View Comment):

    Her story is very weak, if she had a street cop take a report decades later you could certainly write an Incident Report. The report could be forwarded to detectives, as well as to the DA’s office. I doubt that the DA’s office would ever prosecute a case like this, there was no corroboration. My evidentiary standard is much higher than some US Senators. Corroboration is not telling your beach friends about an incident that occurred decades ago, friends who had no way to know if her story was true, or not, in other words hearsay is not evidence. 

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:40 am
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    Heard she was getting an award of some sort from the socialist UNC Chapel Hill and was on the cover of Time Magazine,all three copies.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:47 am
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    It’s important for Democrats to keep the focus on Trump and Kavanaugh. She and the story won’t benefit from scrutiny. She did her job, told the story perfectly and was not attacked by Republicans, not stripped bare which was the risk of such a fabrication. But Republicans were smart enough not to do that. If she continued in the forefront, someone might start investigating her background, maybe even suing and getting discovery of some kind from her therapist. So they’ve turned it over to radical feminists who will simply assert her truth and through osmosis, many will come to believe it. Once the elections are over one way or the other, she can sell her ghost written book and screen play so she can dip into the big bucks and rekindle the story after folks have lost their fervor.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:48 am
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    I Walton (View Comment):

    It’s important for Democrats to keep the focus on Trump and Kavanaugh. She and the story won’t benefit from scrutiny. She did her job, told the story perfectly and was not attacked by Republicans, not stripped bare which was the risk of such a fabrication. But Republicans were smart enough not to do that. If she continued in the forefront, someone might start investigating her background, maybe even suing and getting discovery of some kind from her therapist. So they’ve turned it over to radical feminists who will simply assert her truth and through osmosis, many will come to believe it. Once the elections are over one way or the other, she can sell her ghost written book and screen play so she can dip into the big bucks and rekindle the story after folks have lost their fervor.

    I used her little girl voice during my last budget review when they cut my budget (again) and got a pretty good laugh so there was some value from her testimony.

    CFO: “With what degree of certainly do you feel this budget cut will affect your Teams productivity”

    Me (in tiny voice): “100 per cent”

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:59 am
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    This is completely off the subject, but it was inspired by the post title:

    I get a kick out of the hyphenated last names that women are using to identify themselves. As a mother of two daughters, my oldest’s use of her maiden name as well as her married name is sweet. Her son (my grandson) uses the hyphenated last name as well. However, it has made me think about this new system.

    What happens when the next generation of people with hyphenated names marries and has children?

    Husband A

    Wife B-A

    Offspring B-A

    Those offspring marry other offspring with hyphenated last names:

    Husband A-B

    Wife C-D

    Offspring A-B-C-D

    Those offspring marry other offspring with hyphenated last names:

    Husband A-B-C-D

    Wife E-F-G-H

    Offspring A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

    Where is Dr. Seuss when we need him? :-)

    Makes one appreciate the blessed simplicity of the old-fashioned newly married couple taking the husband’s name.

    Okay, back to Where in the World Is Blasey-Ford? :-)

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    • October 10, 2018 at 8:59 am
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    This is completely off the subject, but it was inspired by the post title:

    I get a kick out of the hyphenated last names that women are using to identify themselves. As a mother of two daughters, my oldest’s use of her maiden name as well as her married name is sweet. Her son (my grandson) uses the hyphenated last name as well. However, it has made me think about this new system.

    What happens when the next generation of people with hyphenated names marries and has children?

    Husband A

    Wife B-A

    Offspring B-A

    Those offspring marry other offspring with hyphenated last names:

    Husband A-B

    Wife C-D

    Offspring A-B-C-D

    Those offspring marry other offspring with hyphenated last names:

    Husband A-B-C-D

    Wife E-F-G-H

    Offspring A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

    Where is Dr. Seuss when we need him? :-)

    Makes one appreciate the blessed simplicity of the old-fashioned newly married couple taking the husband’s name.

    I’ve often wondered if the old patriarchal system was simply a way of keeping track of families and households rather than being a means of oppression. :-)

    Okay, back to Where in the World Is Blasey-Ford? :-)

     

    As the owner of a General Motors Pickup I am fine with someone being called a Blazy-Ford. The wiring in those trucks can be problematic. Where in the world? Look for smoke.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 9:03 am
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    Dr. Bastiat: Where is Christine Blasey Ford?

    Well she’s not sure where she is . . . or what year it is . . . but she knows someone is assaulting her and if you wait 30 years she’ll tell you who.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 9:09 am
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    This is completely off the subject, but it was inspired by the post title:

    I get a kick out of the hyphenated last names that women are using to identify themselves. As a mother of two daughters, my oldest’s use of her maiden name as well as her married name is sweet. Her son (my grandson) uses the hyphenated last name as well. However, it has made me think about this new system.

    What happens when the next generation of people with hyphenated names marries and has children?

    Husband A

    Wife B-A

    Offspring B-A

    Those offspring marry other offspring with hyphenated last names:

    Husband A-B

    Wife C-D

    Offspring A-B-C-D

    Those offspring marry other offspring with hyphenated last names:

    Husband A-B-C-D

    Wife E-F-G-H

    Offspring A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H

    Where is Dr. Seuss when we need him? :-)

    Makes one appreciate the blessed simplicity of the old-fashioned newly married couple taking the husband’s name.

    I’ve often wondered if the old patriarchal system was simply a way of keeping track of families and households rather than being a means of oppression. :-)

    Okay, back to Where in the World Is Blasey-Ford? :-)

     

    Ask the Spanish how they do it. They’ve got centuries of practice.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 9:11 am
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  24. Thatcher

    Joshua Bissey (View Comment):
    Ask the Spanish how they do it. They’ve got centuries of practice.

    And so do the Russians.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 9:26 am
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    danok1 (View Comment):

    Jager (View Comment):

    There may be some utility to having her as a talking point, but there is no further benefit to her being on the stage.

    Since Judge K was confirmed, there’s no benefit in keeping Ford’s story in front of the public. Especially since they also misjudged how the public would react to this attempt at smearing a good man.

    Had the polling showed a split in the public along party lines and no backlash against the media, she would be front & center every day on CNN/MSNBC. Sunday mornings on CBS & ABC. Appearances on Kimmel, Colbert, John Oliver, The Daily Show & Jimmy Fallon.

    And next month she’d be guest hosting Saturday Night Live as well.

    But since the polling showed that 2/3rds of the public felt the hearings were a partisan sham and also that the Media beclowned themselves, she was disappeared faster than a Stalin Opponent. As soon as a bookseller gets a huge profit from the next Twilight/Harry Potter/Game of Thrones/Fifty Shades type of blockbuster, Blasey-Ford will get a decent ‘advance’ for a book that won’t sell many copies.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 9:54 am
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    Hugh (View Comment):
    However, I do think she will harbor some animus for the Democrat machine that treated her as a tool rather than a person.

    Nope. She’s fully invested in their worldview. The notion that they just used her will never cross her mind. At the moment she and her lawyers may be focused on avoiding prosecution, but if the opportunity presents itself, she would happily sign up to be used again.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 10:00 am
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    • October 10, 2018 at 10:01 am
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    Nominated for a Distinguished Alumni award!

    Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, stated in her letter nominating Ms. Blasey Ford that her testimony “was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

     

    See? She told the truth! Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence!

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    • October 10, 2018 at 11:24 am
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    PHenry (View Comment):

    Nominated for a Distinguished Alumni award!

    Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, stated in her letter nominating Ms. Blasey Ford that her testimony “was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

     

    See? She told the truth! Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence!

    You see how easily they’ve turned a false accusation — a LIE — into a true thing that happened. Just by saying that it happened a few thousand times, they’ve made it true. Such is the power of words.

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    DrewInWisconsin (View Comment):

    PHenry (View Comment):

    Nominated for a Distinguished Alumni award!

    Jennifer Ho, a professor of English at UNC, stated in her letter nominating Ms. Blasey Ford that her testimony “was something that was extraordinary in how ordinary it was: she told the truth about a sexual assault she experienced when she was fifteen years old at the hands of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.”

     

    See? She told the truth! Evidence? We don’t need no stinking evidence!

    You see how easily they’ve turned a false accusation — a LIE — into a true thing that happened. Just by saying that it happened a few thousand times, they’ve made it true. Such is the power of words.

    And the Left does this over and over and over again, on issue after issue.

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    • October 10, 2018 at 11:29 am
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