That’s the song they play at the end – sung by Tony Bennett, whom Jay passed on the streets of New York the other day. Before they get to the moon, so to speak, Mona and Jay talk about North Korea, the Kavanaugh drama, and a host of other issues, including a perennial: personal responsibility. Who wants to take it? Noble and rewarded are those who do. 

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    We may never know what happened unless one of them admits to lying and that’s not going to happen. I don’t really care about Kavanaugh being on the Supreme Court but I do care about the fact that he has been irreparably damaged by 35 year old completely uncorroborated stories and has no way to defend himself. I also find the Democrats and their tactics dishonorable and disgusting. They will continue to do this to every conservative SCOTUS nominee regardless of the outcome here. 

    I have a theory of why Ford seemed credible to many. I think she may be drawing on an incident that happened and using it to bring down Kavanaugh. She is either a leftist who wants to be a resistance hero or a poor, sad dupe being used by Democrats or possibly both. Or Kavanaugh is a raping, raging drunk who somehow went on to be a good family man and an honorable judge. 

     

    • #1
    • October 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm
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  2. Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    We may never know what happened unless one of them admits to lying and that’s not going to happen. I don’t really care about Kavanaugh being on the Supreme Court but I do care about the fact that he has been irreparably damaged by 35 year old completely uncorroborated stories and has no way to defend himself. I also find the Democrats and their tactics dishonorable and disgusting. They will continue to do this to every conservative SCOTUS nominee regardless of the outcome here.

    I have a theory of why Ford seemed credible to many. I think she may be drawing on an incident that happened and using it to bring down Kavanaugh. She is either a leftist who wants to be a resistance hero or a poor, sad dupe being used by Democrats or possibly both. Or Kavanaugh is a raping, raging drunk who somehow went on to be a good family man and an honorable judge.

     

    I am less sanguine about this than my good friend Julia. I believe that Brett Kavanaugh did nothing. If you even think for a moment that he did, than you are calling him a liar. And people use that entirely too promiscuously today. Unless you absolutely, down to your bones know that about someone, I believe that calling somebody that is violative of the Commandment against bearing false witness.

    Also: Kavanaugh must be on the Court, for two reasons: He is an Originalist, which what all good judges should be, and which we need. The second reason is because of the awful, disgraceful charges against him. If he is turned down, or forced out, they will have won. That cannot happen!

    • #2
    • October 4, 2018 at 11:36 am
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  3. Member

    Most of this Podcast was good. I loved it when they talked about self-improvement. Mona’s story about her son was wonderful. And I congratulate both of them, especially him. I never really had a weight problem, but I always needed self-improvement. And now, looking back over my life, I surely regret that I didn’t try harder to overcome my difficulties.

    But now we come to the part I am so depressed about. I have never been more disappointed in these two than I was with their Kavanaugh comments. And as a real Mona fan since her days at National Review, it really hurts me to say that I think she used her emotions much more than her formidable intellect when speaking on this issue.

    That he never did anything remotely like that woman as alleged could not be more obvious, at least to me. Where is her proof? Her story has more holes than the wholliest Swiss Cheese. No one else backs her up. When told that her friend doesn’t remember it as she does, she threw this so-called friend under the bus, by saying she has health issues. Mona’s story about her son sounded frightening, and I am so sorry she had the experious. But talk about apples and oranges!!

    One thing they didn’t seem to think about it: If he had done this, he surely would have done it again. All the experts say that. Yet, all most women have done was praise him to the skies.

    Think of all the damage this may cause the family, the children, while good people like Mona and Jay say, “I just don’t know; they both sound credible”? Conservatism stands for the righteous individual. If we can’t stand up for Brett Kavanaugh, who will?

    I hope Ms. Charen reconsiders her views. I really do love the woman, as a good hearted soul, who nowadays must suffer the slings and arrows from supposedly erstwhile friends, because she dares criticise their flavor of the month!

    • #3
    • October 4, 2018 at 11:54 am
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  4. Listener

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):
    I think she may be drawing on an incident that happened and using it to bring down Kavanaugh.

    Unfortunately, this theory doesn’t explain the therapist’s notes. She hasn’t released them (which is a travesty of justice) but they are confirmed to exist and predate his nomination by some years. She’d need to have been playing the long game on Kavanaugh from that far back for that to be the case.

    My previous jokes about parallel universes aside, I think Ford genuinely had this experience but has attached it to the wrong person. After all, she first blamed Kavanaugh only after he became prominent. It’s like the famous psychological experiment where, after being shown a picture of Bugs Bunny at Disneyworld, people remember having met the mascot themselves (he is not owned by Disney and would not have ever been present there)

    Perhaps this even happened at a party that Kavanaugh also attended, and she remembers seeing his face that night, which is why she connected the two. Or perhaps her memory of Mike Judge being in the room is accurate, but the attacker was a different person, and she has mistakenly connected the two because of how close Judge and Kavanaugh were. (Judge might not remember because of his own blackout-level drinking… or perhaps he remembers but doesn’t want to incriminate himself or the person in question, which is why he refuses to testify.)

    • #4
    • October 4, 2018 at 12:14 pm
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  5. Listener

    Well, I’m going to walk back some of my last comment now. I just listened to the latest Commentary podcast (and you really must, it’s phenomenal), and it turns out there are holes in the whole therapy story too. So who knows what the heck is going on anymore, but this is getting more and more idiotic with each passing hour.

    • #5
    • October 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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  6. Member

    My homeboys, Confucius and Mencius, agree: Self-cultivation is the root of social change. Fix yourself first, worry about society later; anyway, it’ll be at least a little bit better when you’re done because of the effects of fixing you.

    • #6
    • October 8, 2018 at 4:46 am
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