The American news media has found the scandal to bring down Judge Brett Kavanaugh. He isn't rich.
According to various reports, most notably from the Washington Post, Kavanaugh is not a millionaire like most of his colleagues, drinks Budweiser, and really likes baseball. In fact, Kavanaugh put thousands of dollars worth of season tickets on his credit card. He had huge amounts of credit card debt due to his love of Nationals baseball.
But then a funny thing happened.
Kavanaugh paid off his credit cards. He was actually buying the tickets for himself and for friends. His friends paid him back and he paid the bills. It is somewhat humorous that the Washington Post first attacked Kavanaugh for being an elitist because he lives in Chevy Chase, MD and the local bartender knows his name. But what the bartender did not know is that Kavanaugh is a powerful federal judge and a Supreme Court nominee. This makes Kavanaugh perhaps the first elitist in Washington to not brag about his job.
Once people settled down from that shocking news, they dropped the news about his credit card.
So Kavanaugh did keg stands in college, drinks Budweiser now, takes his kids to basketball games, and loves baseball. And he has credit card debt. Perhaps the scandal should be that Kavanaugh is…how do I put this delicately…normal?