Michelle Obama's advice: eat what I say, not what I eat
By: Ed Farnan | Published Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 10:50 AM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:04 PM
Reminiscent of Marie Antoinette's dietary advice to her French subjects, our present day Marie who occupies the White House, Michelle Obama, has been lecturing us on the virtues of eating carrot and celery sticks instead of McDonalds super sized meals. Her zeal for healthy food for the rest of us, has put federal edicts on school lunch programs and restaurants, to force them to feed the unwashed masses "healthy food".
Well, it is always a good idea to practice what you preach and lead by example so the saying goes. So when I happened to see what was on the White House menu for the super bowl glitterati guest list, I almost fell over. Expecting to see carrot and celery sticks, fresh fruit, bean sprouts and 'tofurkey' strips, the menu featured the following heart stopping items: Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Cheeseburgers, Deep dish pizza, Buffalo wings, Potato salad, Twice baked potatoes, Potato chips, Pretzels, Chips and dips, Salad, Ice Cream...Defibrillation Paddles (just kidding).
As the rest of the country dutifully struggled with Michelle Obama's dietary edicts, the first lady herself was serving up a witches brew of cholesterol, sodium, high fat, calories and sugar. Do I hear double standard?
Which brings me to another glaring double standard of do what I say, not what I do. President Obama has been lecturing the President of Egypt, Mubarrak to listen to his people who are demonstrating in the streets.
On Tuesday the Obama Administration asked Hosni Mubarak to step aside. On Saturday morning the Obama Administration said Mubarak must stay. On Saturday evening the Obama Administration said Mubarak should step aside. On Sunday Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Mubarak must stay in power.
Besides sending the mixed messages to the world regarding Egypt, President Obama you should take your own advice and listen to the American people. We have been peacefully assembling in the streets and demanding a reversal of course that you have set for our country.
Listen to us Mr. President, we want you to go on a fiscal diet.