The left has held up Christine Blasey Ford as a paragon of virtue as opposed to Kavanaugh who they have painted as a boozing, sexually aggressive frat boy. Talk about twisting facts. In my opinion, Kavanaugh is the one with moral fortitude here and has led an exemplary life. He drank a few beers in high school and college. Who doesn’t? Ford on the other hand… let’s just say her credibility is seriously in doubt here.
An unlikely trigger for Ford is her house in Palo Alto, CA. According to her testimony:
“I had never told the details to anyone until May 2012, during a couple’s counseling session. The reason this came up in counseling is that my husband and I had completed a very extensive, very long remodel of our home and I insisted on a second front door, an idea that he and others disagreed with and could not understand. In explaining why I wanted a second front door, I began to describe the assault in detail.”
“Despite an online rumor to the contrary, a building permit from the city of Palo Alto does not contradict Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony regarding a second front door she had installed on her house.
“As the Post reported on Tuesday (Sept. 25), a 2008 building permit for the 753-square-foot expansion on Ford’s L-shaped, Eichler-style home includes plans for a new door on the master bedroom.
“The story mistakenly referred to the new bedroom door as a backdoor. Conservative pundit Paul Sperry tweeted about the second door on Thursday (Sept. 27), claiming the 2008 date of the permit “raises questions” about Ford’s testimony that the first time she told her husband that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in high school was during a May 2012 conversation about their home remodel.
“According to the building permit, the Fords removed a home office attached to the garage, expanded the garage and added a master bedroom onto the front, with its own front door. The new bedroom’s front door opens onto the street, perpendicular to an adjacent front door on the great room.
“They now rent out the master bedroom with a private door to Google interns, Ford testified.
“The floor plan is dated Nov. 29, 2007, and received a plan check approval from the city on Jan. 28, 2008. Other documents were submitted for the renovation on Feb. 4, 2008.
“The Fords didn’t file any other building permits with the city until June 14, 2013, when they added a solar hot water system to their home.’”
But the dates and details of that second door seem to shift and change.
As Ford was questioned by Sen. Diane Feinstein, she described how she suffered horribly after the Kavanaugh attack years later that caused her to demand the second door. “Anxiety, phobia and PTSD-like symptoms are the types of things that I’ve been coping with,” Ford said. “More specially, claustrophobia, panic and that type of thing.” Ford was asked by Feinstein if that was the reason for the second door and she said yes, it was.
Originally, Ford wanted the door for aesthetic purposes. But the door did not add to the overall look of the house one way or another.
They bought the house on June 20, 2007. The “very extensive, very long remodel,” including the second front door, were completed under a building permit granted in 2008 as stated above.
One wonders naturally why, four years after the remodeling, which also added two rooms and a bathroom, is the installation of that second door still such a bone of contention between the couple that it was an issue in the counseling they were undergoing in May 2012? That’s when she says the door caused her to remember the Kavanaugh assault.
Ford went on to testify: “It — it now is a place to host Google interns. Because we live near Google, so we get to have — other students can live there.” So, it was probably pretty much a rental which is in violation of local zoning according to Real Clear Politics.