‘As American as apple pie and rice and beans’: CT lady creates t-shirts with Cardona slogan

WALLINGFORD — After Connecticut education Commissioner Miguel Cardona described himself “as American as apple pie and rice and beans,” a local woman has begun selling T-shirts printed with the slogan.

Ashley Linden instructed the television station WFSB that revenue of the shirts are doing smartly.

“I’m kind of a little bit been blown away. I’m definitely enthusiastic about it, I’ve acquired a little family crew that’s going to be helping me make them,” Linden instructed the outlet.

Cardona’s phrase came all over a Dec. 23 speech after President-pick Joe Biden officially gave Cardona the nod to be his Secretary of training.

In it, Cardona recalled his grandparents resolution to leave Puerto Rico and are available to the U.S., and his start on the Yale Acres public housing venture in Meriden, the place his parents instilled in him a admire for tough work, neighborhood service and education.

“i used to be blessed to attend the public faculties of my fatherland of Meriden, Connecticut where i used to be in a position to expand my horizons and develop into the primary in my household to graduate college and turn into a teacher a foremost, an assistant superintendent within the same community that gave me so a great deal,” he pointed out. “That— that is the energy of america. and that i, being bilingual and bicultural, am as American as apple pie and rice and beans.”

The quote presently lit up on social media, shared by means of staffers for Gov. Ned Lamont’s office and the legitimate Twitter account of UConn’s Neag college of training.

news that Biden changed into because Cardona, the state’s first latino commissioner of the department of training, leaked ahead of the respectable announcement, when the Washington post said Cardona turned into one in all two candidates on Biden’s brief checklist for the cabinet position. The other become Leslie T. Fenwick, dean emeritus of the Howard institution school of training, the submit stated.