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.
Never mind that other reports have said Kavanaugh has somewhere between $15,000 and $50,000 his banking account.
I have trouble with "heat". Mexican food is a nightmare. I think I am just more sensitive to it than other people. Perhaps Kavanaugh is the same. His palatte may overreact to this type of seasoning.
These lefties are really reaching when the only thing they can come up with is that he eats bland food. Do they actually think people won't approve him because he has mundane taste in food? What maroons.
I don't think Obama actuallly attended college. I think the Powers That Be decided to just give him the correct resume, including an unearned diploma, to waft him into the presidency.
The Japanese cook this all the time. It’s called Naporitan pasta. Pasta fried in ketchup.
I cannot get over the fact that he was President of the Harvard Law Review and never wrote an article for that publication while he was the President of the Harvard Law Review. Unheard of for that to happen; but, just another question mark in the life of BO.
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noodles and ketchup, grew up on them
We now know more about the background of Kavanaugh than we ever knew about Obama.
:^) Kaboom! Thanks Moonman62.
This is why we nicknamed him Zero.
“Sarcasm is a foreign language to you, isn’t it?”
It’s just that you are so BAD at it.
Well I’m going to transfer My allotment to You for Your culinary use on the pasta Sir.
I’ll use the rest for Burgers/fries/onion rings/fried fish/meatloaf and a dab for Homemade Beef Stroganoff and whatever else I’m forgetting about.
well, i haven’t had it since i was a youngin during a slow family income stretch, not sure i’d try it now since i can afford butter and garlic
ALL 9 SCOTUS Judges are from Harvard or Yale.
....JUST so long as he did not use HEINZ
we refuse to ever use HEINZ products in our home
because HEINZ is a supporter of the radical LEFT
Sounds like me except Ragu sucks.
You know I’d never seen a bottle of hot sauce until I was stationed in Colorado. They even put it on the mess hall table next to the ketchup. Blah!
I'd never seen a bagel until grad school IN COLORADO.
After hearing all the b.s. about a bagel and lox, yada damn yada...I flipped that thing across the table like a horseshoe, straight into the garbage can.
Of course I do. You do remember the “ketchup is a vegetable” controversy from the 1980’s?
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