Monday, February 07, 2011

Do as I say, not as I nosh

Dear Leader and his burger-loving wife have made "healthy eating" one of their top priorities of his administration, going so far as to push laws (and unfortunately managing to shepherd at least one through Congress) designed to ban from schools anything the all-powerful government considers to be junk food - including prohibiting serving such foods as pizza and fries in government-funded school lunches, forbidding students from bringing in a cake to celebrate their birthday with classmates and banning bake sales during school hours to raise money for extracurricular events.

Contrast this sort of unwanted paternalism with the White House menu from their lavish Super Bowl party this evening:

"The rest of the menu for the 100 or so guests at the White House bash is tailgate-friendly even if served inside the Executive Mansion: bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza and Buffalo wings with sides of German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes and assorted chips and dips."

We're not seeing a lot of items from that famous White House garden being featured, that's for sure.

Line up for your gruel and vegetable sticks, peasants.  Don't worry about what your betters are scarfing.

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