July 20, 2009
BEST HAM SANDWICH . . . EVAH! “Forget the Reagan-era $1000 hammers and toilets seats, and you can even forget Obama’s $100/lb Waygu beef. We have a new winner when it comes to Government waste, and it might even go to your waist…. The Obama-approved $595,000/lb Frozen Ham!!!” Surely this is some kind of a mistake. But at that price, it should at least come with Gulden’s. And a slice of artisan cheddar. . . .
UPDATE: As I suspected, the USDA says there was more ham involved than the stimulus webpage suggested. “The references to ‘2 pound frozen ham sliced’ are to the sizes of the packaging. Press reports suggesting that the Recovery Act spent $1.191 million to buy ‘2 pounds of ham’ are wrong. In fact, the contract in question purchased 760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191m, at a cost of approximately $1.50 per pound.”
ANOTHER UPDATE: Heh. Not backing down, Drudge links to a Food Lion ad for ham at half the price. . . Wonder if the ham came from a campaign donor? Nah, that would be a cynical assumption.