We’re apparently very much in the habit of attacking uncorroborated reports of bad behavior during high school and/or college when it comes to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, so why not substantiated claims of bad behavior during high school and/or college when it comes to Democrats?
The latter are related to Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger for Sen. Ted Cruz’s seat in Texas. Now, O’Rourke is apologizing for a review he wrote in Columbia University’s daily student newspaper in the early 1990s in which he criticized actresses he said were only chosen because they had “large breasts and tight buttocks.”
Meanwhile, we’re all still debating what “boofing” means as if the term could positively identify the second shooter on the grassy knoll.
According to Politico, the “large breasts and tight buttocks” phrase comes from a review O’Rourke wrote back in the Oct. 10, 1991, edition of the Columbia Spectator regarding a Broadway production of “The Will Rogers Follies.”
Apparently, Beto wasn’t a big fan, calling it “one of the most glaring examples of the sickening excesses and moral degradations of our culture.”
O’Rourke — writing under his real first name “Robert” — said the play was populated by “perma-smile actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.”
“Basically, the show documents the life of Will Rogers, the ‘lassoing fool,’ who rose from being an insignificant side show attraction to one of the more prominent political pundits and cultural statesmen in our history,” O’Rourke wrote.
“Yet it is produced and directed in such a showy, glitzy, and ultimately, tacky manner, that one cannot help feeling disgusted throughout the show…
“One thing that should be taken into consideration, however, is that I was the youngest person in the crowd by about 60 years,” he added.
“Though I found it revolting, most people from that long-ago, faraway generation really enjoyed the show, and were very pleased with the performances.”
It was also the only article that O’Rourke wrote for the Columbia Spectator, according to Politico. Talk about an auspicious debut.
Of course, Beto decided to offer a boilerplate statement of regret for the 1991 piece.
“I am ashamed of what I wrote and I apologize,” O’Rourke told Politico.
“There is no excuse for making disrespectful and demeaning comments about women.”
O’Rourke has proved a tough challenge for Cruz in the Lone Star State. While a mid-September Quinnipiac Poll showed Cruz pulling away, taking a nine-point lead, O’Rourke has hung around and the polling website Fivethirtyeight.com considers O’Rourke to have a real possibility of toppling Cruz.
This is surprising, given that O’Rourke’s pandering has bordered on race-baiting at times, with the Democrat going as far as to call police officers the new “Jim Crow” in front of a crowd at Prairie View A&M, a historically black university.
If you’re going to go full-on cultural warrior, however, you have to be mostly unimpeachable. O’Rourke is a man of considerable privilege, a Columbia graduate who managed to get a DWI taken off of his record even though witnesses say he tried to flee the scene (a claim he denies). He’s also the kind of guy who, back in college, felt it was perfectly copacetic to refer to “actresses whose only qualifications seem to be their phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.”
But please, let’s talk about Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook entries. I hear there’s a secret code in there that could reveal he wasn’t really a virgin! If O’Rourke’s apology won’t cover for him when it comes to this review, maybe the fact that the media’s so obsessed with Kavanaugh-related ephemera like that will.
It’s covered for more than a few things. Now that Sen. Robert Menendez’s sinecure in New Jersey seems to be up for grabs thanks to his legally troubled past, Hillary Clinton is campaigning for him and nobody seems to bat an eye. Rep. Keith Ellison, one of the most powerful rising Democrats in the nation, is facing serious allegations of domestic violence, yet almost no attention has been paid to that case outside of Ellison’s home state of Minnesota.
If only Beto had drank a few beers or made some weird yearbook entries, maybe then he’d get some attention. Oh, wait — he already did the first one, and then got behind the wheel of a car and allegedly tried to flee the scene of an accident.
Well, it’s not that. I can’t help to think there might be something else I’m missing…
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