Skip to comments.Yale Friends Say Brett Kavanaugh Loved To Eat Pasta With Ketchup
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 devils 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 didnt want anything spicier than that, Hartmann added.
Kavanaughs 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 dont 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 shouldnt surprise anyone. Kavanaugh is exactly the kind of debate club nerd who sees politics as irrelevant to his lifebecause they are. As a rich white guy, the political realities of the world have little to no bearing on him. Hes free to debate interpretations of the Constitution to his hearts 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 Kavanaughs 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.
Pasta with ketchup - there go the New Jersey Senators votes. LOL
“He probably uses Hunt’s ketchup! Not Heinz!”
Every bottle of Heinz ketchup you buy puts a little more money in John F’in Kerry’s pocket.
Do these people know how petty they look?
Sarcasm is a foreign language to you, isn't it?
Ok, if he liked to discuss politics, he’d be branded an “ideologue,” a “zealot,” but if he doesn’t discuss politics, he’s too detached, just a complacent, rich white guy. Damned if you do damned if you don’t.
I bet he can find his birth certificate also.
If he puts ketchup on his scrambled eggs, he is ok by me.
My fathers recipe for hot dish - one lb 80/20 ground beef browned on a skillet with a tablespoon of oil, one package of elbow macoroni boiled until done - mix macaroni and ground beef in a large bowl with and add a bottle of ketchup, salt and pepper to taste - my wife wont touch it but my father and I think its pretty tasty!
Ketchup is a vegetable.
I had $20 for food for the week but could always fit a case of beer in there.
Boxes of mac and cheese, cans of tuna and cans of peas for the vegetable and $5 for a case of Red White and Blue.
I am wondering if this is going to come up in the hearings.
Ketchup is nasty. We need world socialism now.
I dont know about this guy.
When my Dad was quite young during the Great Depression there were five children and my Grandmother in their household. My Grandfather died from a car accident a few years earlier.
They were so broke that my Grandmother would give one of the children a dollar and they would walk about 1.5 miles to a local store and purchase a loaf of bread and a jug of catsup. Catsup sandwiches. That would make all their meals for around three days until the children and my Grandmother could work enough to buy another loaf of bread and more catsup.
The strange thing is my Dad still liked catsup until the day he passed away.
Only because donuts are already perfect.
Typing as jelly is dripping down my chin.
Funny how that is.....
Gat a rope.
You do know that tomatoes are actually a fruit?
A friend of my dad’s will put ketchup on everything but donuts are an exception even for him.
Kroger used to have a sale on Kraft Mac & Cheese, five for a Dollar.
You lived the good life because I bought the Kroger Cost-Cutter beer in the yellow cans with the scissors printed on the label. Red, White, and Blue was the equivalent of craft beer back then. :-)
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