Those of us on the Lefty side are so used to reading things from a G.W. Bush White House that some of us are having a hard time adjusting. I mean, we had eight years of totally expecting that every piece of communication from the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government would reflect the exact opposite of our own view of the world. And Shrub never let us down. It was like magnetic polarity or something…it was a natural law.
So to read a story in which the new White House chef lambastes public school lunches, attacks the overly cozy Factory Farm-U.S. Department of Agriculture subsidy relationship and says:
In 2003, U.S.D.A. spent $939.5 million dollars buying surplus commodities for School Lunch. Two-thirds of that bought meat and dairy, with little more than one quarter going to vegetables that were mostly frozen; and we should not forget that potatoes are the top selling vegetable in our country. The problem that arose is that between 80 and 85 percent of schools fail the basic government standards for the percentage of fat in the lunches due to the food it supplies schools.
…well, it’s a bit of a shock to the Lefty system. I keep peering around the back of my computer screen, expecting to see someone holding up a sign saying “Just Kidding!”.
I’m having a hard time believing the New York Times isn’t downloading my political daydreams and running them as stories the next day.
This one has it right down to my mental picture of what a cultural revolutionary in the White House would look like:
Shaved head, sinister smile, obligatory chef smock with shoulder food thermometer holder. Surrounded by stainless steel refrigeration units. Yep…that’s my dream for dietary overthrow exactly. It’s creepy…
Get out of my head, Obama Administration! Stop stealing my dreams, New York Times!
Come to think about it, the Shrub Administration was my nightmare for eight years. This doesn’t seem like such a bad deal. Kinda creepy, and I still don’t quite trust it yet, but not such a bad deal.