Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook has been a major source of concern since multiple allegations of sexual assault have been lodged against the judge. Kavanaugh’s yearbook entry lists achievements like “Devil’s triangle,” “Renate Alumnius,” “boofing,” “100 keg club,” and others.
Enter Judge Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee whom Republicans refused to meet with and who, unlike Kavanaugh, never got a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Senate Republicans instead held a seat open on the nation’s highest court for over a year. Many Americans haven’t forgotten the seat stolen from Garland (a seat that ultimately was filled by Justice Neil Gorsuch last year.)
As a result, they’re now sharing Garland’s recently-resurfaced yearbook entry lists achievements like:
- National Forensic Degree of Distinction
- Political Forum Club
- National Merit Semifinalist
- National Honor Society
- Harvard Alumni Book Award
…and more. It’s a stark reminder of what could’ve been.
Merrick Garland’s high school yearbook page, 1970, Niles West H.S., Skokie, IL. Just awful! No brewskis! Where was Tobin’s dad? pic.twitter.com/Lffu23HFnS
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) October 3, 2018
In fact, compared to the other students attending Garland’s school, it appears he was a legend at extracurricular activities in addition to being a fine actor.
apropos of nothing, here is Chief Judge Merrick Garland's high school yearbook entry pic.twitter.com/o1eTIimh5F
— Mark Jia (@MarkZJia) October 1, 2018
Kavanaugh’s yearbook entry, however, could not be more different.
How does the Brett Kavanaugh conversation make you reflect upon on your yearbook? Tweet us photos of your yearbook entry — and share your thoughts about how it’s aged. You can also leave us a voicemail at (855)-869-9692. pic.twitter.com/4Z7rfOXcRA
— WNYC 🎙 (@WNYC) October 2, 2018
And people are starting to notice.
Judge Merrick Garland's high school yearbook:
I dunno…that 'Guys and Dolls' sounds rather suspicious. 'Pygmalion' might be a sex act. 'Thespians' is probably a drinking game. pic.twitter.com/AMEhysAo9L
— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) October 1, 2018
Know who didn’t call himself an “Alumnus” of a female peer?
Know who didn’t write in his yearbook “100 kegs or bust”?
Know who didn’t make references to crude sex acts or “beach week”?
Merrick Motherf*cking Garland. pic.twitter.com/pFY0HO2Avk
— Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) October 2, 2018
Have you read Merrick Garland’s yearbook? I thought so. Don’t be mad bro. https://t.co/AONJyzDBwu
— James U (@jjones5250) October 1, 2018
While Garland’s yearbook entry is a source of pride, Kavanaugh’s was not as well-received.