Brett Kavanaugh's Wife Hands Out Cupcakes to Reporters Besieging Her House
On Tuesday night, the press added yet another indignity to the family of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. CBS News reporter Kathryn Watson revealed that reporters had besieged the family home of Kavanaugh. The judge's wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh, had a very classy response to this situation.
"Per our CBS News cameraman at Kavanaugh's house, his wife handed out cupcakes from Sprinkles to any of the photogs and producers who wanted them," Watson tweeted.
Sprinkles is an iconic cupcakes shop first founded in Beverly Hills, Calf. It is considered one of the first cupcake bakeries.
PJ Media's Sean Medlock, who goes by the pseudonym Jim Treacher, had the perfect response to this news.
"Why are you at his house?" Treacher tweeted.
An unsuspecting Decision Desk reporter, Drew Savicki, took the bait. "That's what reporters do," Savicki responded.
"What do they think is going to happen at his house?" Treacher pointedly responded.
Savicki, thinking himself all sophisticated and in the know, thought Treacher just didn't get the concept. "It's called a media stakeout. You wait outside their house to track your subject's movements," he responded.
Treacher — rightly — did not dignify this response. He merely retweeted his own tweet asking "What do they think is going to happen at his house?"
That is the key question. Why would the media stake out Kavanaugh's house?
Currently, the big story about Kavanaugh involves Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that he sexually assaulted her while at a party when they were in high school. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegation, and about 200 women have testified to his high moral character. Two women who used to date him also called him "a perfect gentleman."
Ford did not voice her allegations until 2012, and while other alumnae of her high school have testified that parties like the one Ford recalled did indeed take place, that does not lend weight to her claim that it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her.
Whether or not Kavanaugh did indeed assault Ford all those years ago, the judge has treated women with respect since. He actually made history by hiring the most female clerks in one year at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., circuit. He is dedicated to his daughters and his daughter's basketball team, which he coaches.