By his own admission he was a super-smart, super-high achieving student at Georgetown Prep, the most elite of elite college preparatory schools: He was the Yale-bound class valedictorian, captain of the basketball team, organizer of everything.
And yet apparently young Brett Kavanaugh wasn't as smart as he thought he was.
But then at 17 years old, who is?
Kavanaugh was an only child born into privilege who'd breezed though his adolescence with the knowledge and confidence that he was among the best and brightest, a leader among his peers, most popular, most envied, most entitled, and most exempt from any consequences of his behavior. How could he possibly have known any better than to post those admissions of excessive under-aged drinking and those nasty - and in the case of Renate, cruel - sexual references next to his picture?
Which begs the next question: Why was there no adult in the picture to keep that chronicle of bad teen-aged male behavior from being published for the present and future world to see? Was there no yearbook faculty advisor checking the content of the book before it went to press? Was the teaching staff at this most prestigious of Catholic educational institutions oblivious to the fact that even smart Catholic boys need adult guidance?
Or were the Jesuits who taught at Georgetown Prep so wowed - or even intimidated - by the brains, ability, popularity and family influence of the likes of Brett Kavanaugh that they wouldn't dare restrain such a golden boy from writing anything he wanted to in his yearbook?
In any case, if 36 years ago there had been a supervisory adult to keep Brett Kavanaugh from posting those words in his yearbook then he wouldn't have to be lying under oath about their meaning today.