Daily Mail story page with Neil Gorsuch (inset). Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Daily Mail story page with Neil Gorsuch (inset). Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Be careful what you say in your yearbooks, high school seniors. Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch is regretting an inside joke in his.

Britain’s’ Daily Mail tabloid reported that Gorsuch had founded a “Fascism Forever” club at Georgetown Preparatory School in the 1980s.

How did such a tidbit arise?

“The mention of it in the yearbook was a tongue-in-cheek attempt to poke fun at liberal peers who teased him about his fierce conservatism,” Snopes.com reported.

“It was ‘a total joke,’ said Steve Ochs, a history teacher at Georgetown Prep who was the student government advisor during Mr. Gorsuch’s junior and senior years at the Bethesda, Md., school.”

Further: “There was no club at a Jesuit school about young fascists. The students would create fictitious clubs; they would have fictitious activities. They were all inside jokes on their senior pages.”

Not everyone got the memo:

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