Clarence Thomas' wife tried to contac...

Clarence Thomas' wife tried to contact Anita Hill, asked for apology

There are 19 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 19, 2010, titled Clarence Thomas' wife tried to contact Anita Hill, asked for apology. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas called Anita Hill to ask her to apologize for accusing the justice of sexually harassing her, 19 years after Thomas' confirmation hearing spawned a national debate about harassment in the workplace.

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The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#1 Oct 19, 2010
SHE should apologize to HIM?
Lulu

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Oct 19, 2010
Unbelievable! This woman has some nerve. I believed Anita Hill at the time and I still do. I think Clarence is a pompous fraud.
Citizen

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 19, 2010
Clarence is still trying to figure out who put that pubic hair on his coke can.

Since: Aug 10

Shakopee

#4 Oct 19, 2010
Virginia and Clarence Thomas will never admit Anita Hill told the truth during his 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. After 19 years, Virginia Thomas remains obsessed with Hill and appears to be stalking her. Wise move on Hill's part to treat this incident as a serious security concern.
LBJ

Sunnyvale, CA

#5 Oct 19, 2010
Anita Hill: Lying liberal poster child. Spun some very hurtful yarns about an honorable man for the sole purpose of furthering the radical left. We're supposed to believe that he said and did some despicable things, then she picked up and moved cross-country to work for him again. What power he must have had on her. That evil man. No, anyone with even the least bit of discernment and skepticism could not buy the story. She should just clear her conscience and apologize. She'd at least get her self-respect back.

Since: Apr 08

Minneapolis

#6 Oct 19, 2010
The original accusations came from Susan Hoerchner, a friend of Anita Hill when both lived in Washington DC. Hoerchner was testifying at the confirmation hearings and was about to be asked when Anita Hill told her about the unnamed black male co-worker who was harassing Hill. Hoerchner's lawyers demanded an immediate recess. When she came back Hoerchner "couldn't remember the time of setting when Hill said those things.

The "timeline" problem was that Hoerchner left Washington DC six months before Anita Hill ever met Clarence Thomas. In an earlier job, when Horcherner and Hill were DC friends, a black male that Hill worked with was "let go" for sexual harassment behavior. Logically, Hoerchner might have thought that this black man was Clarence Thomas.
tmack

Buffalo, MN

#7 Oct 19, 2010
I hear Clarence Thomas and I STILL think of pubes on a can of Coke and Long John Silver. THANK YOU MR. THOMAS !!!!
yobird

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Oct 19, 2010
Mistake by Ms. Thomas; total lack of grace, as expected, by Ms. Hill taking a private message public, sharing it with ABC for the sole purpose of embarrassing Ms. Thomas and her husband.
crooks on the court

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 19, 2010
There are four more activist right winger judges on the court with him, doing the work of right wing extremists and the uber rich trying to gain control of the country. Do not vote for a republican in November.
lynn

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Oct 19, 2010
She calls and asks for an apology 19 years later? She's got issues.
Judicial Watch

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Oct 19, 2010
The apology should come from Clarence Thomas. He is by far the worst Justice we have on the High Court. In fact, Justice Sotomayor has already asked MORE questions of attorneys this year than Justice Thomas did all last year!

The apology should come from Justice Thomas for wasting a space on a lifetime seat on the High Court.
PTinIZ

France

#12 Oct 19, 2010
OMG, when I saw the headline I immediately thought, Jeez, I didn't know Michelle Bachmann was married to Clarence Thomas!
Uncle Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Oct 20, 2010
In he said vs she said, ultimately congress went with he said. Not much of a surprise.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#14 Oct 20, 2010
The larger question is why a woman would come out with a demand for an apology 19 years after the fact. Is she insane, or is there some big move afoot regarding Ms. Hill? Or, perhaps it's just Tea Bagger time where every anger becomes a public threat and scream. What a country we have become.
anonymous

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Oct 20, 2010
The Hard Truth wrote:
The larger question is why a woman would come out with a demand for an apology 19 years after the fact. Is she insane, or is there some big move afoot regarding Ms. Hill? Or, perhaps it's just Tea Bagger time where every anger becomes a public threat and scream. What a country we have become.
I always admired Anita Hill for her courage and grace in revealing the distasteful side of Mr. Thomas' character. Mrs. Thomas is the founder of a new non-profit conservative group. "The group has drawn scrutiny in part because of the unusual circumstance of a spouse of a sitting Supreme Court justice drawing a salary from a group financed by anonymous donors." Could this be the work of Tea Party Express? Very possible.

The message in and of itself is most bizarre as is it's nineteen year lapse. It sounds a bit like drunk dialing and oddly similiar to the babblings of well-known Tea Party supporters. I would say that Ms. Hill has moved on quite nicely and the only person dwelling on the matter is Mrs. Thomas for reasons a rational person cannot comprehend. What a Country we have become indeed.
Patriot

AOL

#16 Oct 20, 2010
Maybe the Mrs. Thomas should play the race card like her hubby did?
NutBag

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Oct 20, 2010
She's a nut bag and the head of her local tea party. She needs to see a psychiatrist.
NoSht

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Oct 20, 2010
Lulu wrote:
Unbelievable! This woman has some nerve. I believed Anita Hill at the time and I still do. I think Clarence is a pompous fraud.
Why? Because he is a conservative?
Bird

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Oct 20, 2010
I'd be willing to bet many women working for men, who eventually attain higher positions have worked for someone much like Clarence Thomas. You put up with it, sometimes you pity what they are and hope for the day you move on. I think Clarence Hill was everything Anita Hill testified to. He was a very mediocre man, who is mediocre as a Supreme Court Judge, and that's being generous. He is obviously married to a very mediocre woman.

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