This tweet’s a few days old, but it’s finally getting a proper airing Wednesday. The Miami Herald’s Bryan Lowry makes note of how he expects the New York Times ad placed by Demand Justice urging confirmation of Ketanji Brown Jackson to come up during this week’s hearings. Demand Justice executive director Brian Fallon, defended the ad, saying the fact that Republicans might bring it up just confirms that they have no message against Jackson.

It was brave of Fallon to stick his head out in public after writing this:

And “boofing”? Kavanaugh said it referred to “flatulence.” The answer prompted laughter in the hearing room, and Kavanaugh leveraged the moment to try to belittle the entire line of questioning. “You want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page?” he sneered at Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). “I’m game.”

Under normal circumstances, Kavanaugh might be right to consider it overreach for the world’s most deliberative body to be grilling a Supreme Court nominee about crude jokes in his high school yearbook.

Fallon didn’t get his wish that the FBI investigate the appearance of the word “boof” in Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook, but Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse did take it very, very seriously, as he did the entire yearbook, which he still examines with a magnifying glass every night.

As far as we know, no one has asked Jackson about Demand Justice or her high school yearbook.