Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) was so convinced that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was hiding something juicy from the Senate Judiciary Committee that he grilled the nominee on entries in his high school yearbook. Surely, there must be something there that is code for a secret rape society or something.

The former U.S. Attorney for the biggest little state in the union went in for the kill, convinced that he'd found the silver bullet that would sink the Kavanaugh nomination once and for all, and elevate his own stock value within the party of resistance.

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With his head cocked to one side and down low to the table, his voice even lower, Whitehouse made his move, quizzing the nominee about the golden triangle, ralphing and boofing!

"Have you boofed?" Whitehouse demanded.

"That refers to flatulence, we were 16," Kavanaugh responded. "You want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page, I'm game."

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Devil's Triangle, as it turns out, is a drinking game, and ralphing--well anyone who was 16 knows what ralphing is.

Whitehouse's Republican opponent Bob Flanders has taken to calling Whitehouse "gasbag" and "an embarrassment" to Rhode Island. He is right.

I am told the most recent polls conducted before boof-gate had Whitehouse up by 19 points over Flanders. Here's hoping Whitehouse boofed his lead and Flanders has a shot to knock him off next month. Rhode Island is deep blue, but it did send Republican John Chaffee to the Senate for several terms so maybe there is hope.

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