Here’s Everything Kavanaugh Lied About From His High School Yearbook

Kavanaugh’s full senior yearbook has been posted online by the Internet Archive and it provides more context to Kavanaugh’s high school activity. In his sworn testimony and a Fox News interview (submitted as sworn testimony), Kavanaugh painted himself as an innocent choir boy who studied hard and busied himself with service projects. When he was confronted with contradictory evidence in the form of his yearbook quotes and other allegations made by those who knew him, both in high school and college, he made a number of false and misleading claims.

‘Renate Alumnius’

Kavanaugh along with thirteen other Georgetown Prep boys are credited as “Renate alumni,” which is a reference to Renate Dolphin (née Schroeder). Kavanaugh insists this was an innocent term of endearment. “She was a great friend of ours. We—a bunch of us went to dances with her. She hung out with us as a group.” He went on to blame the reporters asking questions about the term, saying the “media circus that has been generated by this, though, and reported that it referred to sex. It did not.”

Not so, according to a former classmate who says he heard Kavanaugh and company talk about Renate “many times” and even recalls a rhyme Kavanaugh came up with to make just that point. “The impression I formed at the time from listening to these conversations where Brett Kavanaugh was present was that Renate was the girl that everyone passed around for sex,” he told New Yorker reporters. “Brett Kavanaugh had made up a rhyme using the REE NATE pronunciation of Renate’s name” and sang it in the hallways on the way to class. He recalled the rhyme going, “REE NATE, REE NATE, if you want a date, can’t get one until late, and you wanna get laid, you can make it with REE NATE.” A similar rhyme even appears in the yearbook.

Also, the woman the rhyme is about had no idea she was being talked about in this way by Kavanaugh and the rest of his crew. She was shocked and hurt by the news and removed her name from a letter of support for Kavanaugh that was circulated among his former friends and classmates in the wake of the allegations.


“Judge—have you boofed yet?” appears on Kavanaugh’s yearbook page and “Bart, have you boofed yet?” appears on Kavanaugh’s friend (and alleged assault witness) Mark Judge’s. Depending on the source “boof” is most commonly used to reference either anal sex or taking cocaine rectally. In his sworn testimony Kavanaugh said it was a reference to “flatulence.” But Kavanaugh’s college roommate claims it’s a sexual reference that he heard Kavanaugh use.

‘Devil’s Triangle’

“Devil’s Triangle” appears on Kavanaugh’s yearbook page and in his testimony, he claimed it’s a reference to a drinking game similar to quarters with three glasses placed in a triangle. Unfortunately for Kavanaugh, no one’s heard of this drinking game. It’s more commonly used to describe a threesome involving two men and a woman. Kavanaugh’s college roommate wrote that he heard him use it to refer to a sexual act.

”I do not know if Brett attacked Christine Blasey Ford in high school or if he sexually humiliated Debbie in front of a group of people she thought were her friends. But I can say that he lied under oath. He claimed that he occasionally drank too much but never enough to forget details of the night before, never enough to “black out.” He did, regularly. He said that “boofing” was farting and the “Devil’s Triangle” was a drinking game. “Boofing” and “Devil’s Triangle” are sexual references. I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions.”

“Devil’s Triangle” also appears on the yearbook page of a handful of other Georgetown Prep students, including Chris Garrett (AKA “Squee”) who dated Christine Blasey Ford and was drinking with Kavanaugh and his crew on the date some have alleged the assault might have happened.

UPDATE: Former classmates have written letters claiming “Devil’s Triangle” was, in fact, a drinking game similar to quarters and created at Kavanaugh’s private school. Of course, this is probably something Mark Judge could have shed light on had he been called to testify.

‘Beach Week Ralph Club’

Kavanaugh’s yearbook page credits him with the dubious honor “Beach Week Ralph Club — Biggest Contributor.” In his sworn testimony Kavanaugh claimed this was unrelated to drinking and merely an innocent jab at his notoriously weak stomach (Kavanaugh eats his spaghetti with ketchup, which should probably be disqualifying on its own). This is ridiculous on its face, but we actually have Kavanaugh’s own words to refute it. In a handwritten letter organizing beach week ’83 he wrote that someone should warn their neighbors they were “loud obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us.” Other students have references to “Beach Week Barf Club” on their pages and it seems highly dubious they’re all crowing about their inability to handle any food spicier than mayonnaise, to say the least.

‘I Survived the FFFFFFFourth of July’

Kavanaugh claimed the “FFFFFFFourth of July” was a kind of inside joke about the way his friend Chris “Squee” Garrett said “f*ck you.” Initially some alleged that the “FFFFFFFFourth of July” was also a sexual reference. It appears Kavanaugh might have been telling the truth about this, as others have come forward to say that Garrett did indeed have a stutter when pronouncing the phrase. It also appears several times throughout the yearbook, on other student pages and in photo captions. The caption editor of the yearbook was none other than Mark Judge, the witness of Kavanaugh’s alleged assault.

‘Keg City Club (Treasurer) — 100 Kegs Or Bust’

“100 Kegs Or Bust” appears on multiple students’ pages along with several other references to binge drinking and its effect. According to others in the Georgetown Prep social circle, this refers to the boys’ plan to drain 100 kegs of beer over the course of the year. While Kavanaugh admitted in his tearful tirade that he “likes beer” he also claimed to have never been drunk to the point of memory loss and to have never “passed out.” He also claimed that he didn’t know if he was the basis for the drunken passed-out character named “Bart O’Kavanaugh” in his friend Mark Judge’s memoir, despite being referred to several times as “Bart” and even signing his own letter to his beach week buddies with that name.