Yesterday, UC Berkeley posted a news article on its Berkeley News website titled Berkeley Law dean: I signed letter against Kavanaugh ‘without hesitation’ . This occurred around the same time that the FBI reported that it had failed to substantiate claims of sexual assault/misconduct made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, claims which were an attempt to interfere with and possibly derail his appointment to a lifetime seat on the supreme court.
It’s hard to see how this is news. In fact, the only thing that’s even remotely remarkable about it is that somebody felt like this was news. A UC Berkeley law dean publicly stating her opposition to a republican supreme court appointee is like a stoner proclaiming to the world his profound affinity for Krispy Kreme donuts —it’s just a declaration of the obvious and is silly and unnecessary.
It would be like if I posted a press release on ChadSpace with any of the following headlines:
- Blogger Chad Philip Johnson finally updates site after almost two full months of preoccupation
- Engineer at Anacronist Software espouses Linux and Open Source technologies
- General Manager of Redding Ringtails announces team will play baseball and have fun next season
- Progressive music aficionado Chad Philip Johnson buys new album “The Wake” by heavy metal band Voivod, hurts neck
You know what would be news? If a UC Berkeley law dean publicly stated her support for a republican supreme court judge nominee (and to be fair, let’s say it’s one with a less questionable history of hard drinking and reckless partying). It is impossible that this would ever happen though. Or if it somehow did happen, this make-believe person would certainly not be working at the university for much longer.