1) He drank regularly in high school and college, at times to excess.

2) None of those times — NONE — did he ever forget anything he had said or done. Not. Once.

This is a position of necessity for Kavanaugh. Given what we know about his past — and eyewitness testimony from his friends and acquaintances — it would be impossible for him to pretend he never drank. And so, he has leaned into the idea; “I like beer,” he repeated ad nauseam during his testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last Thursday.