Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wacky Lady

Virginia Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and prominent voice in the Tea Party movement, made a strange telephone call a few weeks ago.  Ms. Thomas is the founder of the nonprofit group, Liberty Central, which is dedicated to opposing what she has termed the "leftist tyranny" of the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats. But what made the headlines yesterday was the voice mail message she left for Anita Hill.


Ms. Hill testified, during Judge Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing in 1991, that Judge Thomas had repeatedly made inappropriate sexual comments to her in the workplace, including descriptions of pornographic films. Mr. Thomas denied the allegations and called them “a high-tech lynchin." 


In the voice mail message, Mrs. Thomas said, "Good Morning Anita Hill, it's Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach out across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will let us understand why you did what you did. Okay, have a good day."  


In response to Ms. Thomas's bizarre telephone message, Ms. Hill told the press that she had nothing to apologize for. "Ms. Thomas can't ask for an apology without suggesting that I did something wrong."


What's up with Virginia Thomas? She claims that she made the telephone call to extend an olive branch. Really? So telling someone they're a liar is extending an olive branch. Um? That's a new one. 


It's been nearly two decades since the country was shocked and riveted by the allegations leveled against her husband. Hasn't Ms.Thomas put those events in the past? Or is she still troubled by the accusations and have lingering doubts. I can only surmise that Ms.Thomas is still stewing about the Anita Hill incident and the salacious statements made all those years ago. All I can say to Ms. Thomas is get some professional help and give it a rest. It's time to move on! 

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