050714 Former Sen Simpson

In an interview with WNYC earlier this week, Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY), one of the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who heard testimony from Anita Hill twenty-three years ago, admits he was a “monster” to her. But he explains it was because he didn’t believe her allegations were that serious.

“I thought, what is this? I mean, for God’s sake, what did he do? Well, nothing,” Simpson says, adding that his wife, Ann, experienced “much more harassment than Anita Hill.” – as if there are acceptable levels to harassment.

Simpson paraphrases his exchange with Hill:

Did he touch you?

No, she said.

What is it?

Well, we watched porn movies together. And he wanted to talk about Long Dong Silver and pubic hair and coke cans.

Is that it? Is that it?

Yes, it is.

“And so I was a monster. I was just pissed to the core,” he says.

Simpson has come under fire since then for his comments about women. In 2010, when he was the co-chairman of President Obama’s bipartisan debt commission, he described social security as a “milk cow with 310 million tits!” in an e-mail.

He later apologized.

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  • Anthony

    For once, I would like to see one of these guys do the right thing when it actually matters, not apologize years after the damage has been done.

    • It never amazes me how after years of doing damage in order to “come up”, how some people go out of their way to clean up some of their legacy.

    • ALM247

      Simpson doesn’t care. He probably plays golf with Clarence Thomas on the weekends.

    • Valerie

      Well be holding our breath a long time.

  • ALM247

    Translation of what he means: Anita Hill in his mind is unimportant, and she should accept any treatment that comes her way without being offended.

    Even if Clarence Thomas had “touched” her, the senators grilling her would have accused her of seducing him. They were going to blame her for this no matter what.

    I truly thank God for Ms. Hill and her courage. Because of her, so many women of all races have been able to fight back against sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • Vag Owner

    oh yessuh po miss mellie