Mark Judge must really be regretting writing a book about his experience at Georgetown Prep, but not more than his close friend and Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The book, Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk tells what everyday life was like in the private high school, Georgetown Prep, for the kids of wealthy parents.
It was a tale of elite Maryland high schoolers in their attempt to achieve a goal of “the 100-keg quest and everything that happened on the way.” The young men started an underground newspaper, the Heretic, to chronicle their adventures. The name was a take-off on the school newspaper the Saint. They published and distributed it anonymously.
Judge’s book tells of the rowdy weekend parties. By March of his senior year, they had gone through kegs well “into the mid-eighties.”
Kavanaugh was nominated to be Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court pick. It appeared that he was on the track to win the Senate vote until a woman from his high school days surfaced with a startling claim of an interaction with him.
She stated that when she was 15-years-old and he was 17, he and his friend Judge pulled her into a bedroom at one of those raucous parties. Then, Kavanaugh lay on top of her, grinded himself against her, and tried to pull off her clothing. When she tried to scream, the young football player put his hand over her mouth. She was afraid he was going to inadvertently smother her.
She only escaped when Judge piled on and the three fell apart. Then, she ran to a bathroom and locked herself in until she heard them leave.
Now, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to come forward and testify before the Senate Judicial Committee about that experience. Certainly, she has nothing to gain. Dr. Ford and her family have received death threats, and they had to leave their home.
CNN obtained excerpts of the out-of-print book. In the chapter entitled A Functioning Alcoholic, the guys had just found out they would be toiling doing community service on Sundays during their last year in high school. Judge wrote:
‘We have to do something. They can’t get away with this our senior year.’
His friend tossed out a not-too-serious idea:
‘What are we going to do? Drink a hundred kegs and brag about it?’
The idea hit the young men powerfully. Judge wrote:
‘No one laughed. For a second, no one even spoke. “It’s brilliant,’ I said.”‘
In another section of the book, Judge wrote about a conversation he had with a young woman. The topic was a friend throwing up in someone’s car. Brett Kavanaugh’s friend thinly disguised the current nominee’s name, spelling it almost identically. Judge asked her.
‘Do you know Bart O’Kavanaugh?’
‘Yeah. He’s around here somewhere.’
Judge told her:
‘I heard he puked in someone’s car the other night.’
The girl had heard the same story:
‘Yeah. He passed out on his way back from a party.’
Judge’s lawyer, Barbara Van Gelder, did not offer a comment. She told CNN:
‘We are not commenting at this time.’
The author also told of a student crashing through the ceiling of his parent’s home during one of the wild parties. The guy who fell through was later busted by the police for drunk driving.
Judge said through his attorney that he had “no memory” of the party when Blasey said she was nearly raped. He also said that he did not want to testify:
‘I have no memory of this alleged incident. Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Dr. Ford’s letter. More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes.’
Kavanaugh’s 1983 high school senior yearbook also had several entries about drinking. One said he was a member of the “Beach Week Ralph Club” and was the “Keg City Club” treasurer.
Judge wrote another book, God and Man at Georgetown Prep wherein he mentioned the 100-keg experience again. He also wrote about a bachelor party for one of their teachers. An underground newspaper had a “pictorial essay” of a keg of beer and a stripper at one of the student’s houses. He said:
‘Prep was a school positively swimming in alcohol, and my class partied with gusto. I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.’
Kavanaugh has unequivocally denied Ford’s claim.
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