Below remarks are from the Senate Judicial Committee's official transcript of its hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to be a Supreme Court justice. In it, Democrats prove that what a 16-year-old writes in his yearbook can disqualify him for the seat. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is a Rhode Island Democrat.
The issue of farts:
WHITEHOUSE: … Judge, have you — I don’t know if it’s “boufed” or “boofed” — how do you pronounce that?
KAVANAUGH: That refers to flatulence. We were 16.
WHITEHOUSE: OK. And so when your friend Mark Judge said the same — put the same thing in his yearbook page back to you, he had the same meaning? It was flatulence?
KAVANAUGH: I don’t know what he did, but that’s my recollection. We want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page, I’m — I’m game.
The issue of quarters raised by porn start attorney Michael Avenatti who referred to the entry "Devil's triangle."
WHITEHOUSE: Devil’s triangle?
KAVANAUGH: Drinking game.
WHITEHOUSE: How’s it played?
KAVANAUGH: Three glasses in a triangle.
KAVANAUGH: You ever played quarters?
WHITEHOUSE: No (ph).
KAVANAUGH: OK. It’s a quarters game.
What the ffffffff?
WHITEHOUSE: And there are, like, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven F’s in front of the Fourth of July. What does that signify, if anything?
KAVANAUGH: One of our friends, Squi, when he said the F word starting at a young age, had kind of a wind-up to the F word. Kind of a “ffff.”
And then the word would come out. And when we were 15, we thought that was funny. And it became an inside joke for the — how he would say, “Ffff” — and I won’t repeat it here. For the F word.
WHITEHOUSE: Referring to Georgetown versus Louisville and…
KAVANAUGH: you want — you want any more on the Fs?
WHITEHOUSE: No. Orioles versus Red Sox. And both, you respond, “Who won anyway?” Or “Who won that game anyway?” Should we draw any conclusion that a loss of recollection associated with alcohol was involved in you not knowing who won the games that you attended?
KAVANAUGH: No. First of all, the Georgetown-Louisville was watching it on TV, a party. And the…
WHITEHOUSE: That’s not inconsistent with drinking and not remembering what happened.
KAVANAUGH: I’m aware. And the point of both was, we in essence were having a party and didn’t pay attention to the game even though the game was the excuse we had for getting together.
I think that’s very common. I don’t know if you’ve been to a Super Bowl party for example, Senator, and not paid attention to the game and just hung out with your friends. I don’t know if you’ve done that or not. But that’s what we were referring to in those — those two occasions.
So, now we know that Kavanaugh once was a 16-year-old boy. Fie!