Clarence Thomas’ Wife’s Call to Anita Hill

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife apparently called Anita Hill and left her a voice mail:

“Good morning, Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something,” continued the voicemail, left on Hill’s office exchange. “I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. Okay, have a good day.”

There are a lot of interesting questions and commentary that stem from this message, certainly. But I am more interested in Anita Hill’s response. She called the FBI. The FBI? The inference I get from the story is that the FBI investigated this. Why? There is no threat. Even if it was a prank, it sure would not seem to need the involvement of the FBI.

I’m flabbergasted by this. I’ll be interested to see if anyone else picks up on this angle to the story. I have never had a remotely negative impression of Anita Hill. And, who knows, maybe the FBI has instructed her to report all pranks, etc. But it just seems absolutely insane to me that two cents of our tax dollars would go towards taking her call from these types of messages.