We break our silence because we found something actually interesting on which to comment. The investigation of Al Gore (note that we did not say AlGore this time) for sexual assault.
While we would love it intensely to see Al Gore locked in the slammer for a very long time due to his malfeasance with respect to the scientific method and his efforts to siphon money out of the economy to support his environmentally scandalous boondoggles, this time we find ourselves on his side. Galling as it is, our allegiance is to truth and fact; not to ideology and the preferences of a moment.
What we have in this case is a woman named Molly Hagerty claiming she was groped, etc. by the former Veep. Let us say at the outset that we don’t know what really happened there and then. We weren’t there. What we do know is that Ms. Hagerty hasn’t produced a scintilla of evidence that can be used in a court of law.
Now where have we seen this before? Where oh where have we seen it? Oh yeah – Anita Hill. The individual most responsible for political correctness degrading this country’s civility, enjoyability, and conviviality.
The similarities are striking. A woman, without a shred of evidence, makes claims against a famous/powerful man. He has to somehow prove he didn’t do it. While it is difficult to prove you DID do certain things, unless there is a record (e.g., receipts, video, etc.), to prove you did NOT do something? How do you get a receipt for something you did NOT do? How do you record that you really didn’t do something? You’d need a video that recorded everything you DID do, 24/7, because you’d never know which part of the time line an accusation about you would be made.
Fortunately for Al Gore, this was a criminal matter. Why fortunate? Because in a criminal matter, there are rules to be followed. There are rules of evidence that will generally be used in a court of law, and if these rules were not followed at the time the evidence was gathered, or if there is no evidence, an impartial judge will throw the case out. And the prosecutors, knowing this, won’t file unless they believe they have a case that can pass muster with a judge.
With Clarence Thomas, there were no rules of evidence. There was just Anita Hill’s claims along with a complicit “trier of fact” (the Congress of the time) and a complicit press that had it in for Thomas. They could follow whatever procedure they wanted, or no procedure at all – and that is, of course, what they did.
Because of Anita Hill, the template was set: accuse falsely a powerful man or woman and try accused in the court of public opinion. Hagerty’s mistake was that she chose someone who is LOVED by the left-wing media, so they held back on Gore. And she filed a criminal complaint.
Now – IF Al Gore truly did do the deeds he is accused of, we can only wish that Hagerty had evidence that would allow the government to throw Gore’s sorry behind into the slammer. For he truly does belong there as far as we’re concerned.
But due process matters more to us than having people we despise sent to the Big House.
Next time, Hagerty, get evidence that will stand up in court.