Ed Driscoll

The Legacy Of Howard Metzenbaum

NRO’s “Bench Memos” blog has a post with some thoughts on the legacy of Howard M. Metzenbaum, the Democrat former senator from Ohio who died Wednesday in Florida at the age of 90. As Matthew J. Franck writes, in a private conversation before Clarence Thomas’s confirmation hearings, Thomas had him, in more ways than one, for lunch–and Metzenbaum nearly got a very public revenge, very nearly derailing Thomas’s Supreme Court appointment in the form of Anita Hill.