During the second day of Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she was asked by Republican Senator Tom Cotton to show off what she'd been writing in her notepad.
To some laughter from the gathered crowd, Barrett revealed her notepad was blank.
Republicans saw this exchange as impressive, saying Barrett was so mentally sharp she didn't even need to take notes to make it through her confirmation. Democrats, meanwhile, pointed out that Barrett had offered very few substantive answers on almost any subject and, thus, notes were unnecessary.
Either way, the internet was thrilled the instant Barrett held up her blank white paper. There's nothing Twitter loves more than a good photoshop opportunity.
Posting this image for no reason whatsoever. https://t.co/qYSLBYU1D2— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1602608245.0
>Amy Coney Barrett holds up a notepad >The internet: https://t.co/LejzrhJ3gC— Ace (@Ace)1602635164.0
Twitter wasted no time in filling in Barrett's blank notebook.
Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett held up her notepad during today's confirmation hearing: https://t.co/sw5BvBDzHJ— FFRF (@FFRF)1602609051.0
What ACB was REALLY doing with her notepad. https://t.co/BzkJXPZF0q— David Reaboi (@David Reaboi)1602602331.0
Start your meme engines. https://t.co/GtdfnVbOga— southpaw (@southpaw)1602601682.0
There was no end to the things that Barrett could have been holding up with a little photoshop magic.
@nycsouthpaw https://t.co/wGFljftovH— darth™ (@darth™)1602602260.0
@nycsouthpaw https://t.co/j8g1R1ZsSi— gilley (@gilley)1602602184.0
Judge Amy Coney Barrett holds up photo of her brain scan. https://t.co/vUP5x8B8wM— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin)1602607712.0
More than a couple people also used this opportunity to make a statement about Barrett's rushed and unprecedented confirmation, which is happening while Americans actively cast their ballots for a new President.
What Amy Coney Barrett's notepad should really say. #SCOTUShearing https://t.co/pgJuKmDBHb— Sierra Club (@Sierra Club)1602603259.0
My notepad would have had cartoon drawings of the senators questioning me. https://t.co/wD8KANGVbY— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1602673898.0
Many Americans online felt powerless with the realization that Barrett seemingly doesn't have to answer any questions or even take the confirmation process seriously, but will likely receive a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court anyway.
The notepad wasn’t actually blank. https://t.co/f4jKLnKq1C— LB (@LB)1602645733.0
ACB holds up an empty notepad https://t.co/RpRRqf7clV— StickFigureNewz (@StickFigureNewz)1602677103.0
I'm actually very empty but sitting with greatness. https://t.co/7oCgJY7VPp— ACBs Notepad (@ACBs Notepad)1602619031.0
A Twitter account for Barrett's notepad was quickly created to offer some insight!
Oh snap! I was there. https://t.co/pf3B212aZu— ACBs Notepad (@ACBs Notepad)1602619865.0
Amy Coney Barrett still needs to learn the cardinal rule of the internet: be careful never to give them a blank canvas to work with.
Hopefully this incident has helped her to learn that lesson.