NYT Prints 1983 Letter From High School Kavanaugh

He jokes about 'loud, obnoxious drunks'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2018 6:47 AM CDT
The entrance to the Georgetown Preparatory School Bethesda, Md., is shown, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. me Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Now, though, Judge’s memory has drawn a blank.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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(Newser) – The New York Times has unearthed an artifact from Brett Kavanaugh's youth: A letter preparing for "Beach Week" in the summer of 1983. In it, the 18-year-old Kavanaugh gives seven Georgetown Prep classmates details of a rented condo in Ocean City, Md.—and warns of the dangers of eviction. "Any girls we can beg to stay there are welcomed with open ..." he writes to fellow members of what classmates describe as a hard-partying clique of football players. The first students to arrive should "warn the neighbors that we’re loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us," writes Kavanaugh, whose teenage drinking has been in the spotlight amid sexual assault claims. More:

  • No biggie. The conservative Federalist accuses the Times of creating a "hit piece" based on nothing more than Kavanaugh's "party planning." The White House was also dismissive: "It seems the New York Times is committed to embarrassing Judge Kavanaugh with three-decade-old stories of adolescent drinking," said spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.

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