Politics make strange bedfellows. But it looks like they also make for a tasty sandwich.
Turns out that Mr. Bartley’s Gourmet Burgers, a storied Cambridge, Mass., haunt near Harvard, recently added the Elena Kagan Burger to its menu.
Yet, the $10 burger wasn’t intended to honor the former Harvard Law School dean who’s President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. Rather, the move was, in part, a political statement.
“It has a liberal amount of salsa, grilled pineapple, because of the Obama connection — she’s cozy with Barack and he’s from Hawaii — and it comes with onion rings,” general manager Billy Bartley told The Boston Globe.
“I thought the coziness [between] her and Barack was inappropriate, but what do I know? I thought a Supreme Court justice should be further from the president than she is.”
The burger’s menu description shows that the sandwich wasn’t exactly created with love for the nominee. “Experience??? ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’” the menu reads, according to The Harvard Crimson. It presumably refers both to the fact that Kagan has never been a judge, and to her stance on the military’s policy on gays.
But Bartley revealed to the Globe another motivation behind the burger, and it’s about as American as it gets: “For the attention, so I can make money.”
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