John Belushi

Kavanaugh sparks questions of both guilt and forgiveness

Kavanaugh sparks questions of both guilt and forgiveness

Do you remember "Animal House?" At the end of that movie, about a wild fraternity in the 1960s, the frat brothers are frozen, one by one, above a sentence that shows where each ends up. The last character, everybody's favorite, is John Belushi's perpetually drunk and unkempt troublemaker, John "Bluto" Blutarsky, who rides off in a convertible with a pretty sorority girl, above the final words of the film:

"Senator and Mrs. John Blutarsky."

It got a huge laugh when I saw the movie in 1978, a time when getting seriously drunk in college was cool, and a frat slob becoming a senator was believable, and a young man named Brett Kavanaugh was 13...

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