Eat the Salad

Sorry for the light posting today. Will catch up when I get home. In the mean time, apparently Obama told a fat staffer to eat a salad:

One staffer was conspicuously overweight. The president, in an incident that Wolffe believes proves how caring the man is, took it upon himself to present the aide with a salad for lunch — “then listened to him protest that he could take care of his own health. ‘I love you, man,’ Obama said. ‘I want you to look after yourself. Eat the salad.’ ”

That tells you all you need to know right there. That also tells you all you need to know about Richard Wolffe and other Obama supporters like him, that this was taken as compassion rather than butting one’s nose into business it does not belong. This prompted Jim Geraghty to say:

Chris Christie for President: Because the commander-in-chief and leader of the free world should never be telling you to eat a @#$%^ salad.

We haven’t had a rotund president since Taft. Maybe it’s time.

14 thoughts on “Eat the Salad”

  1. Hmmm. Bill Clinton wasn’t huge, but I remember him catching some flack for his love of cheeseburgers.

  2. This is the same President whose wife “allowed” us to eat a slice of pie at Thanksgiving right? Same one who tells us that we need to eat more whole grain bread and suffer nutritional deficiencies? THAT President?

  3. boomer, yes, Mrs. O did indeed say it was OK to eat such stuff, at least “on special occasions.” She failed to say how we would do so in future, when salt/butter/eggs/cocoa/milk/coffee/etc. are banned for human consumption.

  4. Obama doesn’t love anyone, except himself.

    Arrogant ass and busybody. Can he tell what is really important and what isn’t?

    And the lady of the house should not be talking about extra avoirdupois…

  5. @john: don’t forget the ban on mixed alcohol drinks either, because God forbid you decide to have a rum and coke with your meal, or top your pie with alcohol infused whipped cream.

  6. “Eat the BACON!” Dammit this guys is a toothpick chump.
    Can’t ban chocolate, the good stuff (70% cacao) has a lot of heart-healthy antioxidants.

  7. Y’all STILL can’t have Christie yet, we’re not done with him!

    Which makes the timing rather awkward, actually, since I have Hope for Change in 2012; and Christie is on record saying 2012 is not his year. Though I suppose Christie won’t be out of the running come 2020.

  8. On the other side of the scale, the Reagan administration decided that ketchup was a vegetable when it came to school lunches.

  9. Maybe the staffer should take up smoking like Obama. I here that helps with the appetite,

  10. He was awful at the beginning of his career, and is only marginally less so now, from what I understand. If he *does* have national ambitions, thouugh, he’s going to have to tone that down

  11. So now we know the real story of how Obama got his busted lip.

    Of course, people don’t lose weight from eating salad but recent research has shown dramatic weight loss and improvement in health indicators from eating Twinkies.

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