TLP: High-Tech Stalking
Virginia Thomas seems to have a bigger pair than her husband. Apparently not content with Tea Party politics, she's going back into a nearly ancient (but still delicious) Washington episode.
Nearly 20 years after Anita Hill accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearings, Justice Thomas’s wife has called Ms. Hill, seeking an apology.Well, I suppose the FBI already has a file on this. A little dusty, maybe, but I imagine all the pertinent details are there. Could be good training for a new agent. Or punishment.
In a voice mail message left at 7:31 a.m. on Oct. 9, a Saturday, Virginia Thomas asked her husband’s former aide-turned-adversary to make amends. Ms. Hill played the recording, from her voice mail at Brandeis University, for The New York Times.
“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” it said. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”
Ms. Thomas went on: “So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. O.K., have a good day.”
Ms. Hill, in an interview, said she had kept the message for nearly a week trying to decide whether the caller really was Ms. Thomas or a prankster. Unsure, she said, she decided to turn it over to the Brandeis campus police with a request to convey it the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Hill called bullshit. “I appreciate that no offense was intended, but she can’t ask for an apology without suggesting that I did something wrong, and that is offensive,” Hill told the Times.
Justice Thomas can't be enjoying this, but it may spike interest in "Long Dong Silver" and provide some royalty income for retired porn stars. And you'd have to think he found his wife's stunt something worse than "offensive."