On Nov. 9, The Washington Post published an article where Leigh Corfman claimed that 38 years ago she was molested by Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore. Moore was then 32 years old while Corfman was 14 years old. Three other women claimed Moore dated them as teenagers.
Moore called the unproven, 38-year-old allegations “completely false and a desperate political attack.”
Predictably, Washington, D.C.’s kangaroos are jumping to conclusions. Sen. Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan called for Moore to quit. Even the normally thoughtful Jeff Sessions said he had “no reason” to doubt the accusations.
Perhaps Rimersburg Rules can supply a few. First, not one of these women said anything about Moore’s “misconduct” for over 38 years. Jimmy Carter was President 38 years ago. No other paper discovered or reported on such conduct by Moore. And it’s not like they didn’t have a motive.
Moore is a Christian conservative who has refused to remove the Ten Commandments from a courthouse and ordered probate judges to refuse homosexuals marriage after the Supreme Court decreed they had to.
The left hates Moore and for 38 years he’s been a sitting duck. He’s been a candidate in four bitter statewide elections, twice running for governor and twice for chief justice. He’s been a three-time candidate for local office, and a national figure in two bare knuckle judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage. And not a peep.
Enter Wapo, aka the Washington Post, famous for the 1993 claim that Christians are “largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.” The guy who ran Wapo for decades and left his DNA was Benjamin Bradlee whose wife Sally Quinn, besides being the Post’s religion reporter is also an atheist and a witch. No, seriously. In her autobiography she claims to have cast hexes that killed three people. Some say Wapo is the most anti-Christian paper in the country, just type “Washington Post Christians” into your web browser. Now after 38 years, the month before Alabama’s Senate election, Moore is accused after Wapo searched for and found accusers. We don’t know what the Wapo reporters said to the accusers off the record.
”Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” — from “Macbeth.”
Okay, just kidding and maybe we’re wrong, but no reason? None? General Sessions, consider the source.
One of the other three accusers was already in college at the time. Accuser Beverly Young Nelson based her claim on a yearbook allegedly signed by Moore, but her lawyer refuses to allow the yearbook writing to be examined and won’t deny that it’s a fabrication. Another, Deborah Wesson Gibson, runs a language interpreting company that worked for a number of democratic campaigns and is pictured with Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and other Democrats. Would she bite the hand that feeds her? Who knows?
Leigh Corfman wasn’t home when ABC 33/40 tried to speak to her, but “her neighbor told ABC 33/40 he spoke to her by phone and that she said she has no intentions of speaking with other media members about her claims.” Corfman told Wapo she gave Moore her bedroom phone number and he called her there. During a phone interview, Nancy Wells, Corfman’s mother, said Corfman didn’t have a bedroom phone. Corfman admits to three divorces, bankruptcies and a history of drug abuse. Would Corfman make up the Moore accusations? Who knows?
“There is no one here that doesn’t know that I’m not an angel,” Corfman says, referring to her hometown of Gadsden.
There are reasons to believe and disbelieve both the accusers and the accused. Absent a confession, we will never know the truth of the matter.
Moore’s fate should be decided by the voters of Alabama, not by a Kangaroo Court.
[This is a column of opinion and satire. The author knows of no undisclosed facts. To comment or learn more, contact Lewis, at josephmaxlewis.com and click on Rimersburg Rules. Lewis the author of “Separation of Church and State” and “The Diaries of Pontius Pilate.”]