They’re shocked, shocked

The WSJ reports that the White House is wringing its hands in consternation.

A person close to the White House described those working on the confirmation process as “shellshocked” by Friday’s events.

“As of last night, everyone was in a good mood,” the person said, saying the view was that Dr. Ford’s testimony was “good” but Judge Kavanaugh’s was “great.” As of 10 p.m. Thursday, the person said, “everything was locked and loaded.”

Then, shortly before midnight on Thursday, the American Bar Association issued a letter urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination only after a “thorough” FBI investigation. After that, the person said, “It kind of fell apart.”

The person said there was “enormous anger” at the ABA from the White House counsel’s office and other lawyers working on the confirmation process, describing the letter as a pivotal development that prompted strong discomfort in particular from Ms. Murkowski.

Anger why? Do they think the ABA is supposed to do their bidding? Just as Kavanaugh thinks he’s owed a Supreme Court seat?

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