So, apparently, we’ve moved on from Christine Ford’s nebulous allegations of being groped at some place at some time to objecting to Kavanaugh because…wait for it…he drank while in high school and college.
The Washington Post has some hard-hitting journalism going:
“Brett was a sloppy drunk, and I know because I drank with him. I watched him drink more than a lot of people. He’d end up slurring his words, stumbling,” said Swisher, a Democrat and chief of the gynecologic oncology division at the University of Washington School of Medicine. “There’s no medical way I can say that he was blacked out. . . . But it’s not credible for him to say that he has had no memory lapses in the nights that he drank to excess.”
Brookes said she remembers seeing Kavanaugh outside the Sterling Memorial Library, wearing a superhero cape and an old leather football helmet and swaying, working to keep his balance.
He was ordered to hop on one foot, grab his crotch and approach her with a rhyme, Brookes said. He couldn’t keep balanced, she said, but belted out the rhyme she’s remembered to this day: “I’m a geek, I’m a geek, I’m a power tool. When I sing this song, I look like a fool.”
In a statement Monday night, after the Fox interview, Roche described Kavanaugh as a “notably heavy drinker” who “became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.”
Kavanaugh hinted at his drinking in his 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook entry. He identified himself as the “biggest contributor” to the Beach Week Ralph Club, an apparent reference to vomiting, and treasurer of the Keg City Club. “100 Kegs or Bust,” his entry says, referring to a campaign by his friends to empty 100 kegs of beer during their senior year.
And you can’t have ridiculous unless you have BuzzFeed’s “news” operation involved:
One college friend of Kavanaugh’s, who asked not to be named, said she had frequently been drunk with him at parties. She hadn’t seen him become belligerent, she said — instead, he could often be found slumped over, asleep, during and after parties.
“He drank a lot — he wasn’t falling asleep reading a book,” the former friend told BuzzFeed News. “I would suggest that very few people in the ’80s in the circles we were in did not sometimes go” to the point of being blacked out.
James Roche, Kavanaugh’s freshman year roommate, released a statement Tuesday that said Kavanaugh was a “notably heavy drinker” who often became “incoherently” drunk and, at times, “aggressive and belligerent.”
Guys, let me be candid with you. I have over-indulged in alcohol at points in my life. I’ve done some ridiculous, unwise, and dangerous things under the influence. I’ve done some things that were definitely wrong if not downright criminal. I’ve been in punch-ups with people I didn’t know over things I can’t remember. In fact, me and a lot of my comrades were foreseen by Rudyard Kipling:
‘E acts like a babe an’ ‘e drinks like a beast,
But I don’t see what any of this has to do with anything. I know there are a lot of folks who, since Trump received the GOP nomination, have had the epiphany that anyone holding high office must be utterly perfect and blameless in all respects. I am not one of them. I am underwhelmed by this bullsh**. Kavanaugh was a superb student and had an impeccable academic record as an undergraduate and in law school. His professional career has been exemplary. In fact, BuzzFeed sort of admits this:
Chris Dudley — a close friend of Kavanaugh’s from Yale, and a former NBA player and Republican gubernatorial nominee in Oregon — strongly disputed that characterization to BuzzFeed News. “When he went out Friday nights, I was usually with him,” Dudley said of Kavanaugh. “I never, ever saw him blacked out, never… Brett would drink, but he’d also be the guy who never missed a class. There’s a reason he was top of his class.”
My favorite part about this?
Considering his demonstrable accomplishments, this means that Kavanaugh kicked most of these classmate's collective asses when it came to grades, even when he was apparently drunk and asleep all the time.
That's really something. https://t.co/VyIyT0VO1b
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) September 26, 2018
In the early part of 1863, Major General Ulysses Grant was beset with difficulties and setbacks on his approach to the Vicksburg, MS. A group of his political foes visited President Abraham Lincoln and demanded Grant be superseded by one of the politician-generals that staggered about the military landscape of the Civil War. They topped the story by claiming Grant was a drunk (he actually was). Lincoln asked them what brand he drank because he wanted to send a barrel of it to his other generals.
If Brett Kavanaugh has accomplished more as a sloppy drunk than his critics have sober it tells us a lot more about the staff of the Washington Post and BuzzFeed “News” than it does about Brett Kavanaugh. Maybe they should take up drinking. Then maybe they could get their sh** together and act like adults.
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