I realize that the introduction of new characters into America's unprecedented Perv-a-thon 2017 (welcome, John Conyers!) has shoved the allegations of nine women against Roy Moore out of the immediate spotlight -- but there will still be an election in Alabama early next month, and the polling trend in that race doesn't look so hot for the GOP. The Democrat in the race, Doug Jones, is out with a new ad quoting Ivanka Trump and prominent Alabama Republicans slamming Moore and believing his alleged victims. It's an obvious play to to give conservatives a permission slip to abandon the extremely controversial ex-judge:
New Doug Jones ad attacking Roy Moore quotes Ivanka Trump, Sessions & Shelby in touting "conservative voices putting children and women over party:"https://t.co/6054jpqskT— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 21, 2017
If Democrats had nominated a moderate who better reflected Alabama values, this race might be over. But Doug Jones is a down-the-line liberal and an abortion radical. He's smartly remaining very quiet about his views, letting Moore campaign suck up all of the negative oxygen in the race while showcasing conservatives disgusted by Moore. As rumors build of a potential tenth accuser coming forward, a growing number of political figures are asserting that they believe the women, who say Moore pursued them sexually or romantically (three claim unwanted sexual touching) when he was a thirty-something adult and they were in high school. Numerous accounts suggest that Moore's interest in high school girls was relatively well known around the community at the time, and became enough of a problem that he was unofficially banned from a mall where teens hung out. Many of the politicians who are affirming the alleged victims' credibility are also cutting Moore loose, but others say they'll still vote for him due to other issues at stake.
There's a separate category of people who insist that Moore is innocent, and this is all a coordinated attack by "the establishment" against him. This strains credulity, given the number of women who've confronted Moore, many of whom confided in friends and family at the time (as did the latest Al Franken accuser). It's also belied by the flailing and false defenses offered up on Moore's behalf by some of his most adamant apologists, including his wife. Speaking of Mrs. Moore, does this admission from the Senate candidate himself help reinforce the believability of the alleged victims' stories -- at least in terms of Moore's proclivities and attractions from that period of his life?
Listen to his [words]. Specifically Moore's account of how he met his now-wife, Kayla Moore. First, read his book. In it, Moore describes how he met his wife at a Christmas party hosted by friends. He would have been 37. She was 23. "Many years before, I had attended a dance recital at Gadsden State Junior College," Moore wrote. "I remembered one of the special dances performed by a young woman whose first and last names began with the letter 'K.' It was something I had never forgotten. Could that young woman have been Kayla Kisor?" Moore later determined that it was. "Long afterward, I would learn that Kayla had, in fact, performed a special dance routine at Gadsden State years before," he wrote. Take a second to think about what's being said here. Moore first took notice of Kayla at a dance recital? ... In an interview Moore gave earlier this year, he gave a similar account, but for one detail. "It was, oh gosh, eight years later, or something, I met her," Moore said. "And when she told me her name, I remembered 'K. K.,' and I said, 'Haven't I met you before?'" It's a simple matter of subtraction. When Roy Moore first took notice of Kayla she would have been as young as 15...So maybe she was 15, or maybe she was 16. But still, here is a grown man at about 30 years old attending a girls' dance recital, and doing what exactly? This would have been 1976 or 1977.
In fact, remember Beverly Young's high school yearbook from that exact same era? Guess who happened to be pictured in that very same volume? That's right: Kayla Kisor, the girl Moore would marry years after he first noticed her during a dance recital featuring much younger women, that he just happened to be attending. Kayla and Beverly went to high school together. The 'age gap' across accusers is remarkably consistent, including the woman who says Moore groped her while she was in his legal office in 1991, when he was in his 40's. This is yet another reason why I find these women credible. I find it really difficult to understand (and morally odious) how someone could essentially concede that Moore is probably guilty as charged, yet he should nevertheless be elected, for the 'greater good.' You know who might be able to help explain that partisan calculation to me? "Feminists" and Democrats. Here's the latest entry in that genre:
Hell, No, Bill Clinton Shouldn’t Have Resigned https://t.co/yLj5f4dUJI— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) November 21, 2017
I'll leave you with this absurd racket, which should be thoroughly exposed, with full transparency:
Update this AM: Boehner spox says the former speaker was not aware of the Conyers settlement. Pelosi said y'day she was not aware. Which begs the question: Who is providing oversight of the office of compliance + these secret settlements and payouts? https://t.co/B7Z9kgJxd1— Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) November 21, 2017
Sounds like a system designed to give plausible deniability to leadership. https://t.co/NRu8uu6sE8— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) November 21, 2017