Sunday Talks: Senator Susan Collins Discusses Kavanaugh Confirmation…

Republican Senator Susan Collins appears on Face The Nation with John Dickerson to participate in the game of political make-believe surrounding the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Dickerson pretends he believes Blasey-Ford (he doesn’t); Collins pretends she believes Blasey-Ford was just mistaken (she doesn’t).  Both participants in the discussion play their roles and pretend high-brow discussion as exhibited within the Mamet Principle.


David Mamet had a famous saying, essentially: …‘in order for democrats, liberals, progressives et al to continue their illogical belief systems they have to pretend not to know a lot of things’… By pretending ‘not to know’ there is no guilt, no actual connection to conscience.  Denial of self-evident truth allows easier trespass.

Mamet’s simple statement has come to exemplify the one constant in an ever-changing political universe.

Johnathan Gruber


Christine Blasey-Ford

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