As Twitchy reported earlier, nine classmates of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a letter in his defense, saying that Northam “is neither of the individuals in those repugnant costumes” pictured on his yearbook page.

That, however, doesn’t square with a man who was a staffer at the time the yearbook was put together and who says students submitted their own photos in sealed envelopes.

Yes, it’s weird that we’re still going back through people’s yearbooks from the 1980s, but here we are. CNN reports:

Dr. William Elwood worked with others on the layout for Eastern Virginia Medical School’s 1984 yearbook — the same yearbook that featured a photo of a person in blackface and another person in a Ku Klux Klan outfit on Ralph Northam’s personal page.

Elwood said photos for personal pages “were chosen by the individual student.”

“They were submitted in a sealed envelope with their name on it to the yearbook staff, to be put on their page,” Elwood told CNN.

“The pictures for the personal ones were not just chosen at random from other pictures that might have been available at that time.”

Elwood says there were no complaints about mixed-up photos, although Northam has said he didn’t purchase a yearbook and had never seen it before the latest scandal unfolded.

A good point:


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