Thursday, October 21, 2010

for ginni thomas's sake, i hope she has a drinking problem

I don't think there's another activity in the world that results in a more diverse set of consequences than binge drinking. On the one hand, you have hilarity; on the other, car accidents and death. And then there's that huge swath in the middle. Ask any 18-year-old college freshman and I'm sure you'll here a myriad tales of drunken fights with unmemorable origins, awkward hook-ups, the unfortunate intoxicated text messages...

Or you can ask Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. For those of you just on the cusp of grown-up, allow me to remind you that Clarence Thomas was once accused of sexual harassment by a woman named Anita Hill. And, yes, while today it seems the rest of the world wasn't thinking about this snippet of news that happened almost 20 years ago (after all, we have lives to lead, or in my case, naps to take), Mrs. Thomas was. But why? The only explanation that makes any sense to me is that this she-douche got a little tipsy one day and decided to drunk dial Anita Hill begging her to ask God to grant her the divine guidance to apologize for calling Clarence a supreme creeper.

I mean, how else can you rationally explain why -- after 19 years! -- someone would think it smart to drudge up such an unsavory issue in such an idiotic way? Then again, Mrs. Thomas has started digging her way into the butt of the Tea Party, so perhaps rationality isn't applicable here. Which mean, jeez, maybe she was sober... But even assuming that, did she really not realize the wider consequences of this action?

Not only did Anita, who today works as a professor at Brandeis College, rightfully refuse to apologize, but now another woman, who says she used to date Clarance Thomas, has come out in support of Hill. She confirmed to the Washington Post that Justice Thomas is, indeed, a total letch:

Lillian McEwen, a retired administrative law judge who said she dated Clarence Thomas from 1979 through the mid-1980s, [said]: "The Clarence I know was certainly capable of not only doing the things that Anita Hill said he did, but it would be totally consistent with the way he lived his personal life then."

So yeah. Either Ginni Thomas is an idiot or she really likes the sauce. Personally, I'd rather be known for the latter (hell I'm drunk right now), but I get the feeling that when it comes to Mrs. Thomas, it's the former. Seriously, what a f*cking moron.

4 comments:

FoggyDew said...

Or, the third possibility is she's an idiot who was at the sauce. Stupid and drunk is always the best condition to be in when you call your husband's accuser to ask her to apologize. Which leads me to my next thought: Why did Ginni have Anita's phone number? Seriously, has she been e-stalking Thomas for 19 some odd years just waiting for the moment to pounce? Or maybe Clarence just wanted to hear her voice one, more, time.

Marissa said...

Ha! Good question...

I guess it could've been in the phone book. They still make those, right? Perhaps it was her work number? There must be a campus directory. I'm sure, however, Ginni didn't find it. Jesus did. Clearly.

Shannon said...

I adore the logic of "extending an olive branch" by demanding that a victim of my spouse's behavior apologize. Victim-blaming, copious denial, and nuttiness, all in one.

Incidentally, I have a college friend who was thrown out of the Supreme Court while on a tour there. His crime? He asked Clarence Thomas for a Coke.

Freewheel said...

I'm more concerned about Clarence Thomas' rationality given that he could be on the Court for another 40 years.