In my piece on the homepage today:
Pres. George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court on July 1, 1991. Four days later, the National Organization for Women (NOW) declared war.
“We’re going to bork him,” vowed member Flo Kennedy. “We need to kill him politically.”
The rest of the tale here.
And you can read recollections from NRO’s experts, including some of Thomas’s former clerks, here.