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2008 Democratic National Convention Is No-Fry Zone

by | 28th, June 2008

HOW do politicians prove how green they are – and didn’t green used to mean naive? We are what we eat, say the food police.

As part of the effort to make the August 25-28 convention the greenest ever, the Democrats’ guidelines for food catering include one that strikes at the heart of Southern cuisine: no fried food.

No fried chicken. No fried catfish. No fried green tomatoes. No fried okra. No fried anything.

In promoting healthy eating habits, the Democratic guidelines say every meal should be nutritious and include “at least three of the following colors: red, green, yellow, purple/blue and white.”

“It’s the new patriotism,” says Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the driving force behind the greening of the Democratic convention.

In short: no American food. It’s the Al Goreans and the foodie priesthood convention. None of the great and good should be seen to be eating hastily prepared, reconstituted rubbish.

Question to US politicos: how can you be full of food when you are so full of yourself?

Posted: 28th, June 2008 | In: Politicians Comment | TrackBack | Permalink