Generally speaking I’m not a fan of platitudes or axioms. Crap like “Everything happens for a reason” or in this case “Victims have nothing to gain.” Perhaps I should send Dr. Ford a thank you card for taking this slice of conventional wisdom and running it through with a silver-plated cake knife. Because in 2018 if you’re a perceived “victim” of a perceived political foe, “I have nothing to gain” roughly translates into ca-ching. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford could make millions from her alleged victimhood:
In fact, Ford stands to gain some $1 million and counting from national crowdfunding campaigns launched by friends and other supporters, while she is said to be fielding book offers.
So we now have the answer to the question “WHY WOULD SHE LIE?” Easy: MONEY!
The potential seven-figure windfall, which she says she intends to cash in on – while still asking donors for more money – has some questioning her motivation for accusing the conservative judge after 35 years of silence, and whether it goes beyond personal or even political justice. Others worry the largesse sets a dangerous precedent: Crowdfunding, which unlike political donations is unregulated, could be routinely used in the future as a bounty for providing political dirt on opponents.
Two GoFundMe accounts have raised more than $842,000 for Ford, and the money is still coming in weeks after she testified and left the spotlight. The total does not include a third account collecting $120,000 for an academic endowment in her name.
This obviously sets a terrible precent: make an accusation, which may be as real as Lena Dunham’s sex appeal, and you too could dive into vats of cold cash a la Scrooge McDuck. Christine Ford can go buy herself a new BMW. Writing a check which she’ll pull from a new Prada wallet out of Louis Vuitton tote. Gotta diversify those designers.
So pardon me if I’m not dabbing my eyes over Christine Ford’s supposed bravery for coming forward to launch what seemed to be baseless accusations against a man with a pristine record. From where I sit, in my normal rambler, Christine Ford could be stalking Zillow.com for a beachside condo. All over an incident she doesn’t remember when, where, or how it happened.