It’s like deja vu all over again as the air of harassment and scandal is like a neo-French Revolution. With so many accusations flying around, it’s difficult to discern which cases are the real enchilada and which ones are simply #metoo opportunism.
In the same way, thousands of innocent French nobles had their heads lopped off in the guillotine due to accusations of treason.
A laundry list of top-rated actors, producers, and directors are being joined now by politicians in which the obvious question is this: is anyone immune to frivolous claims?
Now comes another accuser against former President George HW Bush who argues that she was groped at the age of 16, long before he was in a wheelchair.
But, regardless whether this claim is legitimate, the one point few are making is really the crux: that liberals came to the defense of Bill Clinton’s exploits in the Oval Office — arguing that it really didn’t matter — set the tone for a public discourse in which predatory men got the message loud and clear.
In a post-Monica Lewinksy world, nothing was off limits…until suddenly we remembered we have standards of conduct to uphold.
Here’s more from Redstate…
Yet another woman has come forward to accuse George H.W. Bush of groping her buttocks in a photo op. But this one is different: the girl was sixteen years old at the time. Fake News Time Magazine reports:
Roslyn Corrigan was sixteen years old when she got a chance to meet George H.W. Bush, excited to be introduced to a former president having grown up dreaming of going into politics.
But Corrigan was crushed by her encounter: Bush, then 79 years old, groped her buttocks at a November 2003 event in The Woodlands, Texas, office of the Central Intelligence Agency where Corrigan’s father gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet Bush, Corrigan said. Corrigan is the sixth woman since Oct. 24 to accuse Bush publicly of grabbing her buttocks without consent.
“My initial reaction was absolute horror. I was really, really confused,” Corrigan told TIME, speaking publicly for the first time about the encounter. “The first thing I did was look at my mom and, while he was still standing there, I didn’t say anything. What does a teenager say to the ex-president of the United States? Like, ‘Hey dude, you shouldn’t have touched me like that?’”
This is the sixth such allegation against Bush. But the girl’s young age makes this one more shocking than the others. Sixteen years old is one year younger than my daughter. What’s more, the previous “wheelchair excuse” Bush has used to defend against most of the other groping allegations doesn’t fly this time:
Previously, McGrath said Bush “has patted women’s rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner,” additionally attributing the act to his diminished height after being confined to a wheelchair since 2012. Bush was standing upright in 2003 when he met Corrigan.
One other alleged victim says she was groped by a standing H.W., in 2006.