THIS IS WHT I MEANT I CULDNT HAVE SAID BETTRER SO HERE IS HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR If there is a red flag here, it is not only Kavanaugh’s failure to maintain composure during a tense and extraordinary hearing. It is, rather, the ris k that the process itself, which Democrats and Republicans seem to agree has been a disaster, has been so damaging to Ka vanaugh’s psyche that partisan bitterness and rage will shape his temperament and his orientation to judicial work for a lifetime. It is unfortunate, if not tragic, that perhaps the most consequential unfairness of the process may be that his reaction to it has left him unfit to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court. But, then again, Kavanaugh the politi cal operative may have understood, far better than we did, that his abandonment of judicial performance was precisely th e kind of gripping reality television that would lock in the support of his President and his base. Jeannie Suk Gersen i s a contributing writer for newyorker.com, and

If there is a red flag here, it is not only Kavanaugh’s failure to maintain composure during a tense and extraordinary hearing. It is, rather, the risk that the process itself, which Democrats and Republicans seem to agree has been a disaster, has been so damaging to Kavanaugh’s psyche that partisan bitterness and rage will shape his temperament and his orientation to judicial work for a lifetime. It is unfortunate, if not tragic, that perhaps the most consequential unfairness of the process may be that his reaction to it has left him unfit to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court. But, then again, Kavanaugh the political operative may have understood, far better than we did, that his abandonment of judicial performance was precisely the kind of gripping reality television that would lock in the support of his President and his base.


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