There’s a joke going around that Justice Amy Coney Barrett should be called “Amy Grin and Bear It” for the ordeal she has had to put up with these past two days. I was only able to catch about a half hour of the hearings yesterday and today, but Wow! What an amazing woman!
She was able to answer the questions with patience and poise, with great skill, knowledge and insight…and without notes, an assistant whispering instructions or lapses of memory or drawing a blank.
I think the Democrats were much more restrained and orderly than they were for the Kavanaugh hearings because they knew how it would backfire if they were seen to be attacking not only a woman, but a woman of such obvious integrity. How could they attack a mother with seven kids–most of them seated behind her?