The most serious lie, and it is one Kavanaugh is telling himself, is that he actually knows what went on that night.
One thing I learned as a psychotherapist is that we tend to believe the stories we tell ourselves about our past and who we are–and revising them can be tough work. I have found myself thinking about that often as #metoo accusations and denials have played out around us, and especially now, during the Kavanaugh hearings.
No question, Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been dishonest about the extent of his youthful drinking and the social culture that he embraced at the time. But in his adamant denial that he assaulted Christine Blasey Ford as a teen, he may well believe his own protestations of innocence. There is no reason to assume that if she is telling the truth (and for the record, I believe her), that he…
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