Judge Thomas' Confirmation

I expect four things will happen as a result of the Thomas nomination proceedings:

* Sexual harassment will rightly become an extraordinarily high profile aspect of work life and victims will no longer wait 10 years before saying something.

* People all over the country will vent anger at Thomas or Hill based on real or imagined hurts done to them in the past by members of the opposite sex.

* Thomas will become a justice who is super-sensitized to sexual harassment, victims' rights and innocence until proven guilty in a way that he never could have been before.

* Rentals of "Long Dong Silver" movies will reach record levels.

Maybe it wasn't such a bad week.

DAVID BOWLES, Rancho Santa Fe

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