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    Virginia Thomas appears to be looking for some publicity

    this is jmvho, so I will jump right in.

    Virginia Thomas is married to Clarence Thomas, a Justice on the SJC. For those of you too young to remember, Anita Hill was an employee of Thomas' who accused him of sexual harrassment during the hearings to determine his fitness for his nomination. She almost suceeded in preventing his nomination, and she sparked a serious debate concerning sexual harrassment in this country. Many view her as a hero and martyr, many view her as an embittered tool of those opposed to the Thomas appointment. Thomas' defense to some of her allegations was that "everyone was doing it at the time."

    Just after the Thomas' wrote a book about the experience, they both publicly requested that Hill apologize. Hill, a Brandeis University Professor, declined and stands behind her testimony.

    So, on October 9, Virginia left what can only be charecterized as a, umm, self serving message on Hill's answering machine. There is a transcript at the link.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_anita_...b21hc3dpZmVzZQ--

    Given the details of her party affiliations in the AP story, I have to believe she is attempting to draw attention in some fashion to herself and her beliefs. Or, perhaps the book is scheduled to come out in paperback sometime soon. Not sure. But this is my take on it.
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    I was wondering what brought this on....I bet you're right, it probably is about publicity.
    Terrific.

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    Thanks for posting, believe

    There oughta be a picture of Virginia Thomas next to "chutzpah" in the dictionary.


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    Velouria-THAT was the word I was looking for in my original post!!!!! TY
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    Think there maybe is a book in the works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sistersleuth View Post
    Think there maybe is a book in the works?
    As beleive stated there is already a book, but it may be time for the paperback. OR she can be trying to use this as publicity for her tea party affiliations. It is that time of year....
    JMO.

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    What a chump!!

    I thought too a book..but if there is one, a paperback. Some motive or just a plain putz.

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    I am glad that I am not completely alone in my hinky meter going off....
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    This lady needs to get over it. Her husband lied to her and everyone else. Why can't they leave Ms. Hill alone?

    I'm a conservative, I guess, but I don't condone what this Thomas woman did at all.

    I see that the last article I looked at had over 4K responses. These people don't even read the article in full. Ms. Hill did NOT contact the FBI. She contacted the security on campus and THEY contacted the FBI.

    The only one I can see that is looking for publicity is Mrs. Thomas. Like others stated, there must be a reason. Maybe it is a book, I don't know. But what it DOES DO is bring back memories of the 'he said, she said,' hearing and I think MORE people believe her than him.

    If anyone deserves an apology, it's Ms. Hill!

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    PS....and I do NOT blame Ms. Hill for being spooked by this phone message and contacting security. Who does that after 19 years?

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    I think she should ask for an apology and I think Anita Hill should give her one.


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    She already asked for one. They both did. Ms. Hill declines. They should leave her alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    She already asked for one. They both did. Ms. Hill declines. They should leave her alone.
    I believe what Anita Hill did was a crime. Since when do we tell victims of crime to let it go?

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    Then they should pursue it through the courts rather than the media...or via their book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie09 View Post
    I believe what Anita Hill did was a crime. Since when do we tell victims of crime to let it go?
    I agree, Anita was a huge liar. basically she claims to have overheard a sexist joke?

    Buuuuut, Mrs Thomas doesn't need to be contacting her.

    JMO

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    Agreed Egirl-any thoughts on why she might have chosen to at this juncture?
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