Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of being too angry, which means he must not have the temperament to be on the Supreme Court. But pick any of the other eight justices already on the Court, viciously attack them in the very same way that Kavanaugh has been attacked, then evaluate their "judicial temperament."
Remember the part of Kavanaugh's opening statement before the Judiciary Committee last Thursday when he talked about the committee's Democrats destroying his life? He said he might not be able to teach or coach basketball again. He wasn't exaggerating.
Over the weekend, there was an opinion piece in USA Today that said:
The U.S. Senate may yet confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but he should stay off basketball courts for now when kids are around.
Think about what's being callously implied there. No evidence. No accusations prior to a couple weeks ago. But now someone is calling him unfit to be around kids. I can't imagine what Kavanaugh and his family are going through.
Now, Kavanaugh has announced he will not return to teach at Harvard Law School this coming winter term. Harvard announced that the course he was slated to teach will not be offered.
Harvard must be relieved that he withdrew instead of them having to fire him, since reportedly over 800 Harvard Law graduates have signed a letter calling on the school to dump Kavanaugh. The virtue signaling was very strong in their letter:
Now more than ever, Harvard Law School must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously.
OK. But this was a teacher they were completely fine with just a few weeks ago. In fact, they were more than fine with him – he was a student favorite. Before his confirmation circus began, The New York Times looked at 700 pages of student evaluations of Kavanaugh over a 10-year span and found:
…there was almost only glowing praise for Judge Kavanaugh's teaching. More than a few students said he was the most impressive law school professor they had encountered.
Kavanaugh was good enough for Elena Kagan – a female nonetheless, and one of the most left-leaning justices on the Supreme Court. She hired him to teach at Harvard Law School when she was the dean. But he's not good enough for the Senate Democrats who put her on the Supreme Court. Makes total sense.