The Brett Kavanaugh episode took an unexpected new twist this afternoon, when the besieged Supreme Court nominee called a character witness to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee - British actor John Thaw (deceased), star of the 1991-1995 ITV courtroom drama, 'Kavanagh, QC'.
Thaw, who died in 2001, portrayed barrister John Kavanagh as an upstanding individual who always defended his clients with the utmost integrity, and often had to fight 'the system' to make sure justice was done. Indeed, as Wikipedia states:
"Kavanagh will not stand for injustice and is never bullied by threats or bribes from those he is up against in the courtroom."
With that kind of tribute, who would dare to doubt the testimony of Thaw? So, when a Ouija board was brought before senators, and a medium sat at a table and attempted contact with the long-dead actor, everyone present became deathly silent.
Thaw, after some prolonged coaxing, eventually responded. The medium, a Mr. Harold Pokus, asked if Kavanagh, QC had anything of any worth to share with the Committee. The deceased said:
"The defendant is innocent of all charges brought against him, and the Ford woman is lying through her teeth. She should be ashamed of herself."
Of course, a book should never be judged by its cover, but Thaw, having been, through his rôles in violent 1970s police drama 'The Sweeney', 'Inspector Morse', and the aforementioned 'Kavanagh, QC', an experienced, well-respected and wordly-wise actor, it's reasonable to assume he is an excellent judge of other people's acting.
Such as that of Christine Blasey Ford.
But then again, I could be wrong...