After watching Dr. Ford’s testimony just now, and hearing every excuse in the book for “boys being boys,” I need to say, does Judge Kavanaugh have a serious drinking problem? Should that disqualify him from joining our Supreme Count? Everyone seems to be ignoring the fact that he sure was a big drinker in high school and college. Is binge drinking now the norm in our country?
No one so far in these Congressional hearings has brought up that angle to our apparent problem confirming him to sit on the highest court in the land. Have we fallen this far in our assessment of terrible alcoholic behavior?
“Oh well, he drank too much. So what if he assaulted a fifteen year old…”
5 thoughts on “Alcohol: A Cheap Excuse For Terrible Behavior!”
I was only able to listen to snippets during the day, although (once I got home from work) I’ve seen some of Kavanaugh’s testimony. This confirmation process has been a disgrace. I grew up in a world where alcohol abuse was an acceptable excuse for almost anything, if a male did it. Drunk driving was no big deal. People made fun of drunks in comedy routines as if it was funny. Rape? Well, boys will be boys. Some things, I guess never change, except we the people do have the ability to make it change. Maybe.
Our society’s tolerance for tragic alcoholic behavior is impossible for me to understand. If Americans acted like this on any other drug we would be appalled!
After dealing with someone who abused alcohol for years, who now can no longer drink because of illness, I agree. There are no excuses for bad behavior because of it. Otis from Andy Griffith wasn’t funny. He was tragic.
You are so right Rebecca! Alcoholism all over the world is simply TRAGIC.
Yep. Time to give up.