Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has pretty much as close to a sinecure as you can get in the United States Senate, given the fact that he’s a Democrat in a state as deep blue as the waters of the Atlantic.
However, his opponent might have come up with one of the best ads of the midterm season, and all he had to do was use Whitehouse’s own words.
Bob Flanders, the former Rhode Island supreme court justice who won the Sept. 12 Republican primary to challenge Whitehouse for the Senate in November, decided to use footage of Whitehouse on the Senate Judiciary Committee interviewing now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh about Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook — in particular the word “boofed.”
With a bit of harpsichord music playing over the dialogue, the distinguished gentleman from the nation’s smallest state is shown asking the hard-hitting questions at last month’s Kavanaugh hearings.
“Have you, I don’t know if it’s ‘buffed’ or ‘boofed,’ how do you pronounce that?” Whitehouse is shown asking.
“That refers to flatulence,” Kavanaugh responded. “We were 16.”
“OK,” Whitehouse said.
“We want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page, um, I’m game,” Kavanaugh is shown saying later.
“With all the world watching, Senator Whitehouse asks about … flatulence,” the narrator of the advertisement, called “Gasbag,” intones.
“What an embarrassment for Rhode Island. Let’s elect a problem-solver, not a gasbag.”
Of course, the thing is that liberals refuse to believe that “boofing” means flatulence.
The explanations of what it really means stretch from something sexually unnatural to the equally unnatural consumption of alcohol or other substances by means of an orifice … not usually used for consumption.
All of this is wonderful, but what exactly does it have to do with the accusations against Kavanaugh by Palo Alto University Professor Christine Blasey Ford? Well, nothing.
But like some terrible “National Treasure” movie, the left believed that Kavanaugh’s yearbook actually held the secret to defeating his nomination and proving he was a sexual predator.
Well, it didn’t. Kavanaugh is now a Supreme Court justice. Whitehouse, unfortunately, will still also likely be a senator. In mid-September, RealClearPolitics had him ahead by 19 points.
One hopes that maybe Rhode Islanders will think twice about electing a gasbag of the highest order.
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