Hearings are riveting TV fare

Members of the U.S. Senate will have a hard call to make come Tuesday.

Before Friday, confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominees weren’t very thrilling. The last two appointments, Anthony Kennedy and David Souter, practically sneaked in.

Now there’s sex in the recipe and the hearings are the hottest show on TV.

The voices of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and the senators grilling him are now as common as network television stars. The faces need no introduction.

Yet a nation stands confused. No one except Thomas and his accuser Anita Hill knows who’s lying. Both Thomas and Hill have spoken so eloquently they both seem believable. The question of who is telling the truth might never be known.

Tuesday, one answer will come but the question of sexual harassment and public disclosure of closed documents will forever burn in our minds.