Tea Party activist Ginni Thomas, whose husband is Justice Clarence Thomas, put in a call to Anita Hill. It wasn’t a call of reconciliation. The woman had the audacity to ask Ms. Hill for an apology. Oh, but it gets better. In a classless move of ultimate crassness, Ginni Thomas left the request on Anita Hill’s answering machine.

From the New York Times, here’s the transcript:

“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” it said. “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband.”

Ms. Thomas went on: “So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. O.K., have a good day.”

Ginni Thomas had accused Anita Hill of fantacizing about her husband and having romantic notions about him, which Hill recounted in her book. It’s a phenomenal reach considering what Hill went through to prove she’d been harassed and that Mr. Thomas was unfit for the Supreme Court. Obviously Mrs. Thomas checked out during the confirmation hearings, because it’s a far leap to imagine from Hill anything of the sort.

It’s difficult to know how to take some of the women conveniently rising through the Tea Party movement. The public persona of many of them is an embarrassment to women wanting to lead in the political arena, because they don’t seem to have the basic professional skills of a Junior League member. No offense to the Junior League intended.

Just today Christine O’Donnell revealed she doesn’t even know what the First Amendment establishes, but also what it doesn’t. It explains so much doesn’t it?