Carol Platt Liebau: Clarence Thomas: The True Story

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Clarence Thomas: The True Story

There's been plenty of hand-wringing and angst over reportedly innacurate reports that Barack Obama attended a madrassah.

For some reason, there's been considerably less concern about the much greater and uglier lies that have been told about Justice Clarence Thomas, but finally, the record is being set straight.

Contrary to the racist myth that he followed Justice Scalia's votes, for example, Jan Crawford Greenberg cites at least one instance where "After [Justice Thomas] sent his dissenting opinion to the other justices, as is custom, Justices Rehnquist, Scalia and Kennedy changed their votes. The case ended up 5-4."

Having had the privilege to know Justice Thomas personally, at least in a small way, I have been impressed by the force of his intellect, and the inherent kindness and decency of his character. His law clerks can tell wonderful stories about his (and Mrs. Thomas') acts of remarkable kindness. For anyone spending any small amount of time with the Justice, it is eminently clear that Anita Hill's allegations were nothing more than bald-faced lies.

And it's about time the truth was told about a fine man and remarkable justice.


Blogger LQ said...

Clarence Thomas represents the best of America: patriotic, independent, intelligent, willing to do what’s right and not what’s popular. Liberals despise him as they do all blacks who don’t share their big government, tax and spend, all -blacks-are-victims view of America.
He is one of the few personal heroes that I have. I’m grateful for the article and your post.

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