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Date scrape is disqualifying without date rape

• Jan 31, 2019 at 1:00 PM

NOTE: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Richard Missler of Norwalk.

It is now time for perspective on the Cavanaugh (sic) hearings for a Supreme Court seat.

Donald Trump claimed that “qualified candidates would fear nominations for office” given the “me too” type environment. (That is fear if they had some good old boy past). Trump also stated government could not get “great people to apply for posts due to ruinous inquiry.” (Great by whose standards and in which milieu?)

Then we have Sen. Susan Collins insisting that legal criterions — proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and innocent till proven guilty are the standards for qualification inquiries, while the matters are in truth political — a “Wild West” undertaking accepted across public offices.

So a privileged young man took advantage of his standing, expected to retain his entitlement, proved to lack merit in the inquiry and sailed. Big deal if he would have failed. We have many others unencumbered. Date scrape is disqualifying without date rape.

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