I'm chatting with an incoming law student and I mention how exciting it must be for him that there will be a Supreme Court confirmation hearing just as he's starting law school. He agrees, and then I quip that "it wouldn't be anything like the Clarence Thomas hearings."
The incoming student looks at me earnestly and says that he doesn't really remember the Thomas hearings.
And I think, oh my gosh, that was 14 years ago. . . . An incoming law student who's just 22 or 23 would have been around 8 or 9 years old back then. All the talk about natural law and Roe v. Wade, "high-tech lynching for uppity blacks," and porno flicks and pubic hairs on Coke cans would have been just blah blah blah for your average elementary school kid.
Sheesh, I wonder what this generation really knows about "Borking" . . . .