Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said she was “extending an olive branch” when she called Anita Hill to ask her to apologize for accusing Thomas of sexually harassing her, nineteen years ago. She also wanted â€œsome full explanation of why you did what you did with my husbandâ€¦â€
Clearly, this is no â€œolive branchâ€; it is only a little short of demanding that Hill admit to fabricating the harassment chargeâ€”in other words, it is an attack. In response, Hill publicly restated that her testimony was â€œtruthful.â€
What is interesting here is not the respective statements of Thomas and Hill, but the reason why Virginia Thomas chose to act as she did. What was her motivation?
The answer is that it is not about Clarence Thomas or Anita Hill, so much as it is about Virginia. It seems very likely that she knows in her heart, or at least suspects, that Clarence Thomas was not truthful, even if she consciously does not admit to it.Â What she wants is to have her suspicions put to rest, and the only way to do this is for Anita Hill to retract the accusations.
Well, the accusations will not be put to rest, because Hill reaffirmed them. So, poor Virginia will have to continue with that doubt in her heart.
It looks like Virginia Thomas has her confirmation after all. Lillian McEwan, Clarence Thomasâ€™ one time lover has now confirmed that Thomas had an obsession with pornography and that he ogled womenâ€™s breasts and was preoccupied with bra sizesâ€”in other words, she backed up what Anita Hill said in 1991.
Yes, Virginia, the worst Supreme Court justice ever is indeed the pervert as alleged. You should have kept your mouth shut.