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What Is It With Liberals and Food?

Scott beat me to the story (yes, we often scoop each other here on Power Line) about how the conventional wisdom about salt has been turned on its head.  Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Can we have our salt shakers back now, please?  Will overturning the conventional wisdom on soda be far behind?

One thing we do know: Like Nurse Bloomberg’s dietary dictates, Michelle Obama’s school lunch fatwa is a dismal failure.  Some schools are dropping her menu recommendations because the schools are losing money, and the kids are going hungry.  Because they won’t buy bland food they don’t like.  That’s quite an achievement:

“[Food service manager Nicky] Boehm and her staff worked hard to implement the new regulations, but there were just too many problems and too many foods that students did not like and would not purchase,” said Assistant Superintendent Chris Abdoo about the National School Lunch Program in a statement reported by EAGNews.org. “Students complained of being hungry with these lunches and the district lost money.”

The district lost about $100,000 trying out the federal menu, which offered such meals as “part” of a chicken patty on a minicroissant, EAGNews.org reported.

Prediction: It’s only a matter of time before we learn that the Obama Administration has reclassified ketchup as a vegetable.  And it gives great confidence about how well Obamacare is going to work out.

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