What Was Ginni Thomas Thinking? Top 5 Possibilities

By now we’ve all heard the news about Ginni and Anita.

Nearly 20 years after the Hill/Thomas sexual harassment scandal, Thomas’s wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, made an utterly bizarre early-morning call to Anita Hill on Saturday, Oct. 9, suggesting Hill apologize and provide “some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”

Ginni said she meant no offense, but, as Hill replied, “she can’t ask for an apology without suggesting that I did something wrong, and that is offensive.”

So I gotta ask you Ginni, why’d ya do it? Here are some of the suggestions that have been made:

1. What makes most sense to us is that she was diverting attention away from growing public scrutiny of her involvement with the Tea Party-aligned group Liberty Central. The day before Ginni’s call to Anita, The New York Times ran an explosive piece questioning Ginni’s ties to an organization that seeks to end the leftist “tyranny” of the Obama administration, and whose (very generous) funders remain unnamed. With a husband on the Supreme Court, and a conflict-of-interest law that advises members of the judiciary to avoid even the appearance of conflict, a quick diversion tactic may have been a clever move.

2. Ginni’s infamous “naivete.” Maybe she truly believes her husband was a victim. Maybe she believes he never asked Anita out, tastefully discussed the film “Long Dong Silver” or inquired as to whether or not Anita’s pubic hair was on his Coke can, and she wants Anita to set the record straight, once and for all, gosh darn it.

3. She really thinks Anita owes her an apology. Just like Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who tweeted on Wednesday night, “People have got to understand that Justice Thomas and his wife are good honest people who deserve an apology!”

4. Matt K. Lewis of Political Daily proposes it was an Ambien stupor, or she was taping a reality show. (Good combo?)

5. Gawker suggests it was drunk dialing. It was 7:31 am on a Saturday, but maybe the Thomas’ really whooped it up the night before. A big ‘ole Liberty Central party, perhaps?

So what do you think?

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Or propose your alternative theory in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Stay on the case so the diversion fails!

  2. I'd go with reason number six: Ginni Thomas is actually just a freaking moron.

  3. heatheraurelia13 says:

    I don't know how that would work at a diversion, she getting coverage, popularity mayaps?

  4. Abusive people who sexually harass often have Narcissistic Personality Disorder or something very like it. They are usually very manipulative. People who are in relationships with them are also being abused, though they often do not know it. But the abusers spin a charismatic spell that includes projection, splitting and gas lighting. Ginni Thomas probably doesn't know which way is up, after all those years with Clarence. Though this is probably a case of a marriage of two narcissists, considering her involvement with the tea party. She's a nasty piece of work, no doubt about it. The truth is, you probably DON'T want to know what she's thinking. A peek inside that head would be extremely disturbing. It is a dank and chaotic place.

  5. afrikanwoman says:

    just like a spouse senses the terrible truth about the other spouse, e.g. cheating, lying, etc. Ginni knows
    Anita told the truth and she is desperately trying to remain in denial about Clarence, and what kind of man he really is.

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