Nov 28, 2023 - News

Our favorite tweets about Sen. Kaine's onion dish

Apparently Kaine's version includes some kind of cheese. Cheddar? American? Possibly Velveeta. Image: X/@TimKaine

ICYMI, Sen. Tim Kaine on Thanksgiving joined a small, but distinguished group of American politicians traumatizing the populace with their home cooking.

What's happening: Kaine posted a picture of one of his T-Day dishes: creamed onions, a circa 17th century English side consisting of boiled pearl onions in a white cream sauce and "a Kaine speciality," per the midwestern native.

  • And the internet reacted. Awesomely.

Here are some of our favorite tweets about Kaine's dish:

  • "You're stranded on a desert island and you can only have one: @MarkWarner's tuna melt or @timkaine's creamed onions. Which do you choose? LOL" — @bluevirginia
  • "Going to start using 'Tim Kaine's creamed onions' as a substitute for profanity" — @realsusandixon
  • "Wanna come to my Thanksgiving next year? We'll have MTG's turkey, Tim Kaine's creamy onions, Dana Perino's queso, and Mark Warner's hot tuna sandwich. Yummo!" — @ZackBrownDC
  • "I've called the police on Tim Kaine. Creamed onions is definitely a crime." — @dvolsung
  • "Tim Kaine did WHAT to his onions?" — @chas_mke
  • "Wild how the only people I've ever known of who like creamed onions are Tim Kaine and my dead grandpa" — @jessiemae
  • "It's important to remember that everyone celebrates Thanksgiving differently, and you shouldn't judge what others bring to the table… unless it's Tim Kaine's creamed onions because what the hell were those?" — @CollinMurr
  • "Has the Secret Service checked on Tim Kaine? Because my god, this is clearly a cry for help." — @jkarsh
  • "An English soccer podcast I listen to mentioned Tim Kaine's onions this morning. Even the Brits find those creamed onions concerning. THE BRITS!!!" — @zachcforrester

The other side: "I had a great Thanksgiving and hope everyone else did too!" Sen. Kaine said in a statement to Axios.


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