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Yale Friends Say Brett Kavanaugh Loved To Eat Pasta With Ketchup
Splinter News ^ | Sophie Weiner

Posted on 07/15/2018 8:22:25 AM PDT by EdnaMode

An article in the Yale Daily News today gives us more insight into the life of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. And boy, is it exciting stuff.

Kavanaugh attended Yale Law School from ‘87 to ‘90, during which time, according to classmates, he enjoyed playing devil’s advocate in conversations with his black friend, eating pasta with ketchup, and looking down his nose at friends who enjoyed watching Jeopardy. What a fun dude.

His friends also remember his painfully dull taste in food.

[W]hen it came to food, the future Supreme Court pick found hardly anything palatable, Christmas said. Kavanaugh was a “bland eater,” his roommate explained, who never ate his pasta with anything more exotic than tomato sauce or ketchup on top. [...] “When he had spaghetti sauce, it was ragu — he didn’t want anything spicier than that,” Hartmann added.

Kavanaugh’s fellow Yalies have mostly positive memories of the former law student, who they note, rarely spoke about politics. Kenneth Christmas, however, remembers discussing a few issues with him:

Christmas, who is African-American, recalled conversations with Kavanaugh about protections for minorities. The two often discussed minority rights, he said, and the role of the state and federal governments in determining those rights.

“He was sort of the guy that would argue both sides,” Christmas said. “I don’t think he sees himself as an ideologue in any way. I think he sees himself as someone who has intellectual rigor in how he looks at the law.”

Another friend, Jim Brochin, told the Yale Daily News that over their 25 year friendship, they discussed politics less than five times.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Kavanaugh is exactly the kind of debate club nerd who sees politics as irrelevant to his life—because they are. As a rich white guy, the political realities of the world have little to no bearing on him. He’s free to debate interpretations of the Constitution to his heart’s content, without worrying that the laws he upholds or overturns may negatively impact him or someone he loves. Must be nice!

While writers like Akhil Reed Amar may see Kavanaugh’s lack of apparent ideology (read: his investment in the status quo) as something to recommend him to power, anyone with an actual stake in what the Supreme Court decides on issues like abortion or affirmative action knows better. Once you understand the impacts that politics can have on actual human beings, your ability to play “both sides” greatly diminishes.

TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Society
KEYWORDS: brettkavanaugh; kavanaugh; ketchup; pasta
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To: trublu
Of course I do. You do remember the “ketchup is a vegetable” controversy from the 1980’s?

I should have put the sarc tag on. I wash just joshing you, and I do remember that controversy. The leftists tried to smear President Reagan with anything they could, just like President Trump. I was actually thinking about that topic while I was replying to you. Made me chuckle.

101 posted on 07/15/2018 2:27:14 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

LOL! So says the fool who can’t understand a post.

Nice projection.

102 posted on 07/15/2018 2:33:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Marxism: Wonderful theory, wrong species)
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To: COBOL2Java

Easy snowflake, you don’t want to soil yourself.

103 posted on 07/15/2018 7:15:00 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the war on white people is to recognize it exists.)
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To: 9YearLurker

A judge who is apolitical and an “ultimate technocrat who is capable of writing clearly and impressing with his legal arguments” is another way of saying that Kavanaugh fits the Scalia model that a judge should be like an umpire whose role is limited to calling balls and strikes. Moreover, two judges whom I know quite well and much respect dislike and shun the frequent discussion of politics by their colleagues, as did another judge I knew who is now deceased. That three fine judges of disparate background who did not know each other all disliked mixing politics into the work of judging tells me that Scalia was right both philosophically and at an essential level of what makes for a good judge.

104 posted on 07/15/2018 7:32:50 PM PDT by Rockingham
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