‘I don’t know Kavanaugh the judge. But Kavanaugh the carpool dad is one great guy.’
That’s the title of an op-ed in the Washington Post this week, in which Julie O’Brien, as a friend of Brett Kavanaugh, shared her thoughts on what a valuable member of the community Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court has been.
“In the summer, Brett is the ‘carpool dad,’ often shuttling students to and from practices, games and activities,” she explained. “And in a city where professional obligations can often take priority over personal ones, Brett is a steady presence at his daughters’ events, even if it means racing across town just to catch the last 15 minutes of a game or program.”
O’Brien went on to praise his coaching exploits, his mentorship and his involvement in the church, before coming to this conclusion:
“I’ll leave it to others to gauge Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications for the Supreme Court as a jurist,” she wrote. “But as someone who would bring to his work the traits of personal kindness, leadership and willingness to help when called on, he would receive a unanimous verdict in his favor from those who know him.”
In other words, she wants America to know Kavanaugh is a good parent and a solid guy — none of which seemed to matter to the critics:
One reader offered up an alternate headline:
Of course, not everybody had a problem with O’Brien’s take: