I sit tonight at my computer after a day when we learned of the extramarital affair Supreme Court nomine Rebecca Bradley engaged in and wonder how many more parts of her life will be offered as proof as to why she is unsuited to sit on the court. But to know the reasons why she is not a credible candidate this spring begs the question as to how Governor Scott Walker was so unable or blindsided to not realize the shortcomings of this woman.
Bradley was first appointed to a judgeship shortly before an election, so she could have the image of being an ‘incumbent’ when the voters went to the polls. She barely gets to know how to run the fax machine in the office when Walker appoints her to the court of appeals.
Once again Bradley hardly gets her desk organized when her easily played friend, Governor Walker, appoints her to the Supreme Court. And once again shortly before an election so voters might be swayed to think of her as somehow being an ‘incumbent’. (BARF.)
So here is the difficulty I have with now learning this week that she harbors deep hate for gay people, those with AIDS, fails to know how to modulate her resentments, and even shows total lack of self respect by making sure her rants are published. How did Walker and his team who must have vetted Bradley time and again never notice there was a huge pile of smelly rubbish in her past?
How is it possible that the writings which appeared in the Marquette University newspaper never came to the attention of her Republican buddies? How did her ethical lapse in regards to her extramarital affair and the case surrounding it not register with those who wanted to promote her?
Could it be that Walker and Company were trying to pass a fast one over the public?
Or was Rebecca Bradley somehow able to use her womanly charm on a governor who had the power she needed to get a step up the legal ladder? Did she bat her eyes, or flip her hair back, or tell him much Ronald Reagan would be proud of his anti-union stands?
There has to be some explanation for the total lack of accountability as to how Bradley was able to get this far with such a troubling and tawdry past. Voters need to know the truth.