I have no idea whether Anita Hill was lying when she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, right after he was nominated to the United States Supreme Court. I was all wrapped up in the story when it happened 19 years ago, but I’ve long since forgotten Anita Hill.
Apparently, Virginia Thomas, Clarence’s wife, can’t forget. She left a message last week on Anita’s phone asking her to publicly acknowledge that she wrongly accused her husband. Virginia claimed she was extending “an olive branch” to Anita, but the recorded message didn’t seem to back this up.
Judge for yourself: “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. OK, have a good day,” Virginia is heard saying on the tape.
I think Virginia may be a little daft. If she’s not, and she’s spent all these years thinking about Anita, she’s a sad, sad woman.
Granted, sometimes I’ll think about some awful thing someone once said or did that I want to make them “pay” for, but it passes in and out of my mind in seconds. It’s a good chance none of these people is giving me a second thought, so why waste my valuable time thinking about them?