Meet Jerry Lundergan: father of Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, former chairman of the state Democratic Party, and loyal subject of the Clinton empire. With his “political ties, his flair for the dramatic and his deep-pocketed friends,” Lundergan is widely viewed as an asset to his daughter’s campaign. Here he is with a (relatively) younger Hillary Clinton in 2005:
Looks like a solid bro, doesn’t he? (He does.) In fact, Lundergan’s ties to bro culture could become a serious liability for his daughter, who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in November.
Lundergan, who some believe is “effectively serving as chairman” of his daughter’s campaign, is the co-owner of Hugh Jass Burgers, an esteemed Lexington establishment that, according to a Free Beacon analysis, caters almost exclusively to frat stars at the University of Kentucky.
As National Review reports, Hugh Jass patrons can partake of “Charlotte’s Rack,” a plate of ribs named after Lundergan’s wife, or “Abby’s Hugh Jass,” a burger named after his daughter, Abigail. Less adventurous customers can order “The Tiny Tush,” another burger billed as “6 ounces of juicy deliciousness.”
However, one doesn’t go to Hugh Jass for the delicious food, as some of the reviews on Yelp! make clear:
No, one goes to Hugh Jass for the brotastic atmosphere.
But don’t worry, ladies, Hugh Jass is welcoming to all. For instance, you can pick up a pair of these “super cute” sports shorts, while supplies last:
For bros and lady bros alike, Hugh Jass is the place to be on Halloween. You can see for yourself on the restaurant’s Facebook page. Costumes are clearly encouraged.
But be warned: You may come across a costume that falls well outside the bounds of political correctness—or simple decency—such as “Woman Doing a Handstand While Giving Birth,” which the restaurant apparently has no reservations about posting in a public forum.
This Lundergan family establishment, and its deep ties to the frightening specter that is bro culture, may prove problematic for Lundergan Grimes, who has made the Republican Party’s “war on women” a centerpiece of her campaign. At the very least, it’s kind of awkward, as is her apparent lack of knowledge about the Middle East, and her confusion with respect to the proper use of bumper stickers.
On the other hand, YOLO.