Elder Patriot – As ironclad evidence surfaces against sitting Democratic senator Al Franken continues mounting, the sketchy evidence that attorney Gloria Allred presented to us to support the defamation of Roy Moore is falling apart.
Accuser Beverly Young Nelson brought a yearbook along to prove she had a relationship with Roy Moore. Gloria Allred – famed for parading out accusers of sexual improprieties against Republicans just prior to an election – accompanied her.
Almost immediately it became apparent that Moore’s signature in Nelson’s yearbook was forged.
This led to Katy Tur asking Allred, during an appearance on MSNBC’s MTP Daily yesterday whether she ever asked her client if that was indeed Moore’s signature:
TUR: Does your client, Beverly Young Nelson, remember him signing it?
ALLRED: She remembers — well, she remembers being with him. It was on the counter. She alleges that he took it, that he signed it and she was thrilled that he had signed it, because, as far as she knew, he was a D.A. and that was an important position.
TUR: So she saw him sign it?
ALLRED: I don’t believe at the time she had a clue whether he was an assistant D.A. or a D.A., but he signed it, she took it. As far as she knows, I mean, there’s no reason for her to think it’s anybody’s but his signature.
TUR: But did she see him sign it?
ALLRED: You know, I don’t — I haven’t asked her if she saw him, but we did describe what happened that evening in question. What she alleges was that she put it on the counter; that I think she asked to sign — or that he did sign it. That’s all.
TUR: I ask this, because it seems you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, and if you’re not 100% sure that it is his signature, why would you show it at a press conference?
ALLRED: Well, why would — you know, why does anybody doubt that it is his signature?
Really Gloria? Why would anyone question your readiness to use sexual allegations against a Republican? It’s not like you don’t have a long history in cases like this.
The fact that your client had to read her statement after running it over and over again in her mind for the past four decades seemed fishy at the time.
Allred’s failure to ask her client to corroborate that she witnessed Moore’s signature being inscribed in her yearbook, in light of the onslaught of analysis questioning the authenticity of the signature, is gross negligence on the order expected from Hillary Clinton.
“Why does anybody doubt that it is his signature?” Maybe Moore’s exemplary public life over four decades demands at least that amount corroboration.
Even if we allow that there’s something to the accusations from the women who have come forward we should remember the quote of Oscar Wilde:
“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
Forty years leading an evangelical life coupled with a history of standing firm on issues of importance to Alabamans’ conservative principles surely makes him preferable to many of the sexual aggressors currently calling themselves senators who have criminally sold us into debt. That includes his Democrat opponent.
Moore’s history shows us that more than three decades ago he found Jesus. On the other hand, his opponent embraces the religion of abortion and has promised to vote to continue the most extreme of abortion procedures – the late term butchering of unborn babies.
Who deserves your forgiveness more?