Sheldon “Gasbag” Whitehouse video goes viral after “boofing” debacle
Whitehouse “boofed” and “ralphed” the Kavanaugh hearings, giving Republican challenger Robert Flanders hope to close the gap in the coming month.
Sheldon Whitehouse is being challenged by former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders in the upcoming Senate race.
We have been covering the race for months, long before it started to gain national attention. That recent attention is a result of Whitehouse’s performance during the Kavanaugh hearings, when he earned national mockery for intensive questioning of Kavanaugh about such things as whether the term “boof” in a high school yearbook referred to a sex act or flatulence.
Whitehouse’s quest to prove that “boof” and “Devil’s Triangle” and other yearbook terms referred to sex acts has been debunked by Kavanaugh’s classmates in material submitted to the Judiciary Committee.
Flanders is making Whitehouse’s performance during the Kavanaugh hearings an issue in the campaign, issuing the following Statement supporting the Kavanaugh confirmation (emphasis added):
US Senate candidate Bob Flanders announces his support of the US Senate’s vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday afternoon.
“Despite the desperate attempts by partisan, far-left Senators, including Rhode Island’s junior Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, to derail Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with false accusations of sexual misconduct, the Senate yesterday confirmed an accomplished jurist’s appointment to the US Supreme Court. This confirmation battle has highlighted the deep partisan divide that continues to pull our nation apart at the seams. Unfortunately, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse continues his ongoing attempts to exploit this divide to advance his political career and his extremist agenda. Rhode Island deserves a Senator who will respect our most venerable institutions and work with Senators from both parties, rather than re-elect a partisan bomb-thrower like Sheldon Whitehouse,” Flanders said.
.@flanders4senate is holding a press conference this morning, saying that @SenWhitehouse's actions during the #BrettKavanaugh nomination process shows disrespect of his senate seat and he "no longer deserves to represent Rhode Islanders" @ABC6 pic.twitter.com/8xIfALmEw4
— Amanda Pitts (@APittsABC6) October 6, 2018
I have long believed that the RI Senate Race could be the big surprise of 2018, mostly because of the local Rhode Island landscape at to Whitehouse’s personna. There are some anecdotal indications that Whitehouse is vulnerable, though he remains far ahead the only public poll taken in the race, but that was before the boofing episode.
Local radio host John DePetro has reported, and I have separately heard but not confirmed, that Whitehouse’s internal polling shows a much closer race, in the high single digits.
Flanders now is getting a lot of national attention for an ad he just released, called “Gasbag.”
Fox News reports:
The Republican candidate opposing Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in November labeled the Democrat a “gasbag” for his lengthy questioning of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on slang used in his high school yearbook.
Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Bob Flanders released an ad calling Whitehouse (D-R.I.) “an embarrassment” to the Ocean State.
During Kavanaugh’s hearings, Whitehouse pressed the judge on “boofing” and “the beach week ralph club.” …
Part of Whitehouse’s interrogation is played in the ad.
“Have you boofed?” Whitehouse asked Kavanaugh, pressing him to define the term further.
“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.”
Whitehouse is then seen scowling at Kavanaugh as a narrator says “let’s elect a problem solver, not a gasbag.”
The video is starting to gain traction on social media:
This ad could do damage to Whitehouse if run heavily on local TV. Whitehouse’s performance being an embarrassment to Rhode Island could resonate.
The momentum is building across the state! Rhode Island is ready for change. Please help me get across the finish line: https://t.co/PdGWHZQKnH pic.twitter.com/Bh3gpCMOon
— Bob Flanders for U.S. Senate (@flanders4senate) October 7, 2018
There is a debate between Whitehouse and Flanders at 7pm on Tuesday, October 9th, on WPRI 12 in Rhode Island.
Will “Gasbag” be an issue?
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I’m sure Sheldon “Boof” Whitehouse, being a strong advocate for Climate Change issues, is worried about Brett Kavanugh’s carbon footprint as a 16 year old.
This guy is the great “Boof” interrogator! If Booker is “Spartacus “, ole Sheldon is “Fartacus “! Hey Whitehouse, “pull my finger.”
Thanks for the laugh sled… hilarious.
Apparently there was no boofing allowed at St Paul’s.
Sorry! I forgot! Sheldon ” Insider Trader” Whitehouse along with Da Dang Dick was our ethical and moral compass during the Special K hearings!
The democrats must have a very low opinion of their voters to think this kind of behavior is reasonable.
I’m assuming that is rhetorical.
To boof, or not to boof: that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous Yearbook entries,
Or to take arms against a sea of boofers,
And by opposing end them?
Teens are entertained by the simple things in life.
Did he mistake “boof” for “boff”?
Well he mistook himself for an actual intelligent person so anything is possible.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Don’t anyone tell Harry Angstrom!
Whitehouse blew it. He should have remained silent, but deadly.
You could see the gas bag man himself deflate when he has his “gotcha question” turn into nothing but a passing wind.
Senator Whitehouse, Yearbook Decoder, is easily as dumb as Crazy Mazie Hirono, who literally was a dolt in school and did not have the advantage of this retarded fool, Whitehouse, growing up as a spoiled cry baby of suspect IQ.
Whitehouse seems rather a moronic @sshat,if not at least that is the way he portrayed himself.
I’ll be voting for Mr. Flanders although I have very little confidence that he can be successfull in this state.