November 23, 2007

The candidates and their food issues.

The NYT presents the full array.

Hmmm.... Barack Obama was "chubby" as a child. 

Mitt Romney "eats the same thing every day."

Gerald R. Ford "bit into a tamale with the corn husk still on" in 1976.

Bill Richardson is "a veteran of the Atkins and liquid diets who wears a double chin despite daily workouts."

Mike Huckabee — the anti-Richardson — once lost 110 pounds and now says "If you’re really overweight, some people just look at you and immediately sort of write you off. They just assume you’re undisciplined.”

Big problem for everyone: They have to eat the local delicacies whether they like it or not.

This make me want to dredge up the old Bob Dylan rap song — "I Shall Be Free":
Now, the man on the stand he wants my vote,
He's a-runnin' for office on the ballot note.
He's out there preachin' in front of the steeple,
Tellin' me he loves all kinds-a people.
(He's eatin' bagels
He's eatin' pizza
He's eatin' chitlins
He's eatin' bullshit!)

Ha ha. Very hard to understand that last word from the recording. I've listened to that song hundreds of times — mostly back when I let Bob Dylan rearrange all my opinions circa 1966. And right now, this morning, is the first time I've known what the word was.

ADDED: John IMs: "hm, I wonder who the NYT is supporting based on the photos they chose for that food article." LOL.


Bob said...

You forgot to work in your favorite food-related epithet, doughy.

Probably everyone is feeling a little more doughy today that usual.

George said...

One thing we know for sure--

Newspapermen eating candy.

rhhardin said...

I eat the same thing every day too.

So did Wittgenstein. He was exceptional though in not caring what it was, so long as it was the same thing. Those were the directions to the maid.

Legal Scholarship said...

I was going to start evolving today, but I'm laughing too hard at the pure banality of Althouse.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Giuliani steals food off of patrons plates? Reminds me of Bill Clinton talking Somalian warlords over McDLTs and fries.

Trooper York said...

Dominick DiNapoli: [to a picture of his mother] How you loved to feed me! Look at your chubby baby now, ma, I'm a fat, fat man, a damn fatso. I can't stop the fat!
(Fatso, 1980)

From Inwood said...

I can never forget Rocky (the Gov & VP, not the movie character) trying to figure out why anyone would force him to eat a blintze; not our kind of food, my dears!

Finn Kristiansen said...

I'm not sure if Hillary likes the size of that ice cream.

In an effort to lose weight (and like rhhardin, Wittgenstein and Romney) I am trying to adjust (and reduce) my food intake to the same thing each day as well. (Namely oatmeal, yogurt, banana, and two turkey sandwiches).

Trooper York said...

Well food wasn't really an issue for Governor Rockefeller. He died from high blood pressure, 70 over 30.

Ideefixe said...

Nixon ate the same lunch everyday, but so did Diana Vreeland! What does it all mean?