In the spirit of full disclosure, let me state that I’m neither a psychologist nor a psychiatrist. I have no education or training in diagnosing mental illness, especially involving people that I’ve never met.
BUT my common sense tells me that someone who harbors ill will, bad memories, and mental scars of a distasteful, but minor incident that may or may not have occurred early in the nineteen-eighties, something like 35 years ago, may have a problem.
Even if we accept the anonymous woman’s description of the event as factual (there is no evidence), why would she retain a recollection of an incident that, from her own account, apparently didn’t last more than a few minutes, and from which she was able to escape without any damage to clothing or bodily injury?
Why wouldn’t the anonymous woman have related her story to friends, parents, school authorities, or police if it was a significant incident?
If it was too inconsequential to report to others then, why has it suddenly become worthy of a letter to her state congressional representative – thirty-five years later?
The anonymous woman says that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.
Did the alleged incident really happen?
There are more reasons to doubt it than there are to accept it.
Why did the anonymous woman send a letter relating the incident to her California congresswoman, Anna Eschoo (D-CA)? What could Rep. Eschoo do about it?
Publicize it perhaps?
The answer is painfully clear; the allegation of sexual misconduct was intended to impede the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
In addition to State Representative Eschoo, the letter was also sent to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) who didn’t even bring up the anonymous woman or her claim in her questioning of Judge Kavanaugh. She forwarded the letter to the FBI, who declined to investigate. Senator Feinstein has since come under fire from her fellow democrats for not notifying them of the letter sooner.
Just imagine the pandemonium that would have been present during the hearings if Senate democrats thought that they had a juicy sexual molestation issue with which they could have crucified the judge. The Senators wouldn’t have cared about the veracity of the allegations, just the accusation itself would have resulted in a parade of faux outrage and thrown the confirmation hearings into democrat-fueled chaos.
I’m thankful that Senator Feinstein didn’t release that letter to her cohorts on the Judiciary Committee. They’ve already proven that they cannot treat a Republican nominee with the decorum one should expect from United States Senators tasked with the important constitutional duty to confirm a Supreme Court Justice.
In her spare time, perhaps Ms. anonymous also writes for the New York Times op-ed, eh?