I was watching a documentary on the racial politics of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearing when I was startled out of my seat by an almost familiar face: Joe Biden was peering out of my TV screen, looking very confused. I never realized that Joltin’ Joe was part of the Thomas and Robert Bork fiascoes in the late 80s/early 90s, but he was head of the Judiciary committee in the late 80s until the ’94 conservative wave. Takeaway messages:
1. Biden looked older then than he does now – less hair, more wrinkles. Botox and hair plugs.
2. Deer in the headlights – Joe looked absolutely baffled by both Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. Sheds some light on this comment.