Justice Clarence Thomas' has a new memoir out, "My Grandfather's Son", and it's making quiet a bit of noise in the press due to Thomas' comments concerning Anita Hill who he calls a "mediocre employee" amongst other things in his new book. Perhaps that wasn't a wise thing for Justice Thomas to do as of course, since the notorious Senate Conformation Hearings are the only thing she'll ever be known for Hill responds to Thomas in the NYTimes:
ON Oct. 11, 1991, I testified about my experience as an employee of Clarence Thomas’s at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
I stand by my testimony.
Justice Thomas has every right to present himself as he wishes in his new memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.” He may even be entitled to feel abused by the confirmation process that led to his appointment to the Supreme Court. But I will not stand by silently and allow him, in his anger, to reinvent me.
Personally, while he every right to still be upset at having to go through the whole ordeal, I just think Clarence Thomas needs to let go of whatever anger he has left towards Anita Hill. Hill wasn't as responsible for the "high-tech lynching" Thomas received at the infamous 91' hearings as much as Ted Kennedy and the rest of the liberal Democrats who were trying to make Thomas into another Robert Bork. To be fair Hill didn't contact the liberal terrorists about any alleged sexual harassment, they contacted her. Therefore, at the end of the day Anita Hill was just a tool in a pathetic, high-level campaign of liberal terrorism.
Bottom line, even tho the witchhunt made his vote notably narrow, Thomas was still elected to serve on the highest court in the land. In other words he won. And now some 17 years later and the only people upset with Thomas serving on the Court are liberals. But who cares what they think? Most of America certainkt doesn't as after the hearings were done twice as many Americans believed Thomas' side of the story than Hill's. So while Thomas couldn't possibly write a memoir without recalling some of the most darkest days of his distinguised career, by holding a grudge so many years later against Anita Hill all these years later, he makes himself look angry and sullen.