We weren’t there at that party. Or maybe we were. We can’t say for sure, since even Christine Blasey Ford doesn’t know when it took place, where it took place, or who else was there. Hell, she couldn’t even quite nail it down to a year. Ultimately, she decided that she must have been sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh and his friend in the summer of 1982, but it took quite a bit of prodding to get her to that date. But like we said, we weren’t there. We don’t know. Maybe it happened.

And maybe it didn’t.

But because she’s a woman who dared to come forward and smear a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court with unproven allegations, Christine Blasey Ford is a hero to the left. So it should come as no surprise that the ACLU of Southern California gave her the Rodger Baldwin Courage Award this weekend. Any time a leftist crawls out of the woodwork to defame a conservative, it is considered the height of bravery and honor by their peers. Even if the accusations date back forty years, have no contemporary corroboration, and sound suspiciously phony to any objective ear.

“When I came forward last September, I did not feel courageous. I was simply doing my duty as a citizen,” she told the audience. “I understood that not everyone would welcome my information, and I was prepared for a variety of outcomes, including being dismissed.”

There are now, of course, serious reasons to doubt that Blasey Ford was motivated by her “duty as a citizen.” In a speech at the University of Baltimore in April, her lawyer, Debra Katz, admitted that there were…other incentives that drove her client to come forward.

“In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court,” Katz said at the time. “He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important; it is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”

Of course it was.

Unfortunately for Katz and Blasey Ford, there is no actual asterisk next to Kavanaugh’s name. He was properly confirmed by the Senate, and his vote on the Supreme Court is worth every bit as much as that of feminist hero Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He may have to endure annoying, “Handmaid’s Tale” protesters when he speaks in public, but that certainly doesn’t undermine the legitimacy of his position. The left’s attempt to smear this good man’s name failed, and the ACLU should be ashamed to give this mockery of due process their seal of approval.