The Democrats have been reaching for straws so much and so far they’re going to put their backs out if Judge Brett Kavanaugh isn’t confirmed pretty soon.

Much of the news this week was centered around a letter that Sen. Dianne Feinstein had apparently been sitting on through Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings and leaked only at the 11th hour. She turned it over to federal authorities, but the FBI took a look said it wasn’t going to investigate, and shoved the letter in Kavanaugh’s background file.

That doesn’t mean that Democrats aren’t keeping hope alive, and Mother Jones is reporting that “Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friend isn’t helping the nominee’s case.”

Um, what case? There is no case. Has he been arrested and charged with something?

But check this out. The other high-schooler alleged to be in the room with Kavanaugh at that party has written a memoir about his alcohol use.

Stephanie Mencimer writes:

The New York Times reported that the friend the woman alleged to be in the room with Kavanaugh was conservative writer Mark Judge, who attended Georgetown Prep with the nominee. On Friday, Judge told the Weekly Standard that no such incident took place. “It’s just absolutely nuts,” he said. “I never saw Brett act that way.”

But … what if he were blindingly drunk at the time? The book he wrote chronicles Judge’s time as a teenage alcoholic and Mencimer concludes that “the amount of drinking Judge describes himself undertaking might suggest that his memory of those days may not be entirely reliable.”

Kavanaugh’s still going to be confirmed, but let’s let the hot takes continue.

Surprisingly, no one’s reporting that, as the alleged victim has asked not to be identified — although we’re pretty sure Judge wasn’t thrilled to be dragged into this either.