From Joy-Ann Reid, Daily Beast :
Well if we are getting about the business of re-examining the past indecency of powerful men, we’d be remiss not to include the moment in 1991 when a woman was not believed and her alleged abuser was elevated to the highest court in the land, where he remains 26 years later.
Aside from Associate Justice Clarence Thomas being a rock solid conservative, apparently an unforgivable crime, the sole evidence of Thomas being an indecent man unfit for high office is the uncorroborated word of one Anita Hill. The gist of Hill’s allegations, from Newsweek, via Powerline :
[Hill] described Thomas as a boss who pestered her for dates and spoke graphically about pornography, bestiality, rape and his skills as a lover. “He talked about pornographic materials depicting individuals with large penises or large breasts involved in various sex acts,” she testified.
The “oddest episode,” Hill said, occurred when he was drinking a Coke in his EEOC office. “He got up from the table at which we were working, went over to his desk to get the Coke, looked at the can and asked, ‘Who has put pubic hair on my Coke?”‘
Aside from the facts that Hill had no collaborating witnessed and in the twenty-six years since the confirmation hearing there has been no indication in the public record of Thomas’s alleged sexual harassment fitting a pattern of misbehavior. In contrast Hill views allegation of sexual peccadilloes in context of the accused political views, Hill on B.J. Clinton, viay Paul Mirengoff, Powerline :
I think what Ms. Steinem also says that we have to look at the totality of the presidency and how has he been on women’s issues generally? Is he our best bet, not withstanding some behavior that we might dislike, and I don’t think that most women have come to the point where we have said, ‘Well, this is so bad that even if he is better on the bigger issues, we can’t have him as President.
Translation, Clarence Thomas opposed affirmative action, he therefore unfit to hold office. Whereas B.J. Clinton supports abortion therefore should be given a pass on his sexual misconduct.