Jeb Bush caused some head-scratching yesterday when he tweeted a picture of a gun with the terse message, “America.” (Jeet Heer noted that there were plenty of Freudian currents swirling close to the surface.) The mayor of New York City has now struck back, with a picture of a pile of meat that has been brined and smoked.
I get it, I think. It’s a nod to New York’s Jewish roots, its immigrant culture, its diversity. And who doesn’t love pastrami? Still, when looking for a symbol to rally a movement around, you might want to go with something other than a big sandwich.