Ed Driscoll

White House Nutrition Oddly Exempt from First Lady's Attention

Now is the time at Ed Driscoll.com when we juxtapose!

From the Associated Press yesterday, “Beer from Super Bowl states heads up Obama’s party:”

For his Super Bowl party Sunday evening, Obama is offering Yuengling Lager and Light, brewed in Pennsylvania, and Hinterland Pale Ale and Amber Ale, all the way from Wisconsin. Independents can pour down some White House Honey Ale if they like.

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.

Meanwhile, for those who don’t enjoy direct access to the partying White House on Super Bowl Sunday, the New York Times reported, also on Sunday,  “Restaurant Nutrition Draws Focus of First Lady:”

A team of advisers to Mrs. Obama has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children’s meals that include healthy offerings like carrots, apple slices and milk instead of French fries and soda, according to White House and industry officials.

Or to put it another way, “I get the impression that healthy eating for the Obamas is a lot like ObamaCare — make rules that demand a particular behavior, but then issue waivers to a privileged class who can be exempt from them.”

(Concept via SDA)